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Premiere May 25, 2020
Finale June 15, 2020
Creator Elwood Reid
Network/Provider National Geographic
Style 60-minute drama
Company Elwood Reid, Inc.,
Scott Rudin Productions,
Film Rites,
Fox 21 Television Studios
Episodes 8
Origin USA
Official Site National Geographic

Barkskins examines the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and unforgiving wilds of 1690s New France that threatens to throw the region into all-out war. Likely suspects abound - the English, the Hudson's Bay Company and a band of Kanien'kehá:ka (Iroquois) possibly in league with the English looking to drive the French from the territory - but who or what brought these settlers to such a tragic end? The eight-part limited series, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Annie Proulx, transports viewers to the wild frontier of the late 17th century.

Barkskins is set in Wobik, a small settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Quebec. As the Catholic Church sends Jesuit priests to convert the indigenous people, France sends indentured servants to populate its territory, along with "Filles Du Roi" ("Daughters of the King"), young women to be matched with husbands, start families and help the colonies prosper. This disparate group of outcasts, rogues and innocents must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: 1690s New France.



Actor Character
Main Cast
David Thewlis Monsieur Claude Trepagny
Christian Cooke René Sel
James Bloor Charles Duquet
Marcia Gay Harden Mathilde Geffard
Aneurin Barnard Hamish Goames
Thomas M. Wright Elisha Cooke
Tallulah Haddon Melissande
Kaniehtiio Horn Mari
Zahn McClarnon Yvon
Lily Sullivan Delphine
David Wilmot Caprain Bouchard


# Title Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 New France May 25, 2020 994k 0.12%
2 The Turtle King May 25, 2020 723k 0.08%
3 The Sugared Plum June 1, 2020 655k 0.07%
4 The Law of Two June 1, 2020 573k 0.05%
5 Buttermilk June 8, 2020 762k 0.08%
6 The Wobble June 8, 2020 586k 0.04%
7 Bees in a Bottle June 15, 2020 788k 0.07%
8 The Black Sun June 15, 2020 622k 0.03%


DVD Releases

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