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.
|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%|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
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