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  • Premiered: 
    May 25, 2020
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2016 book (Barkskins) by Annie Proulx 
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Annie Proulx's 2016 book of the same name, BARKSKINS is an eight-episode limited series that examines the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and unforgiving wilds of 1690s New France, which threatens to throw the region into all-out war. Likely suspects abound -- the English, the Hudson's Bay Company and a band of Kanien'keha: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? 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. The series tells a story of exploration, adventure and ambition among dreamers and fighters - some with a utopian vision of the world, others crass and conniving, but all navigating the perils of a treacherous new frontier. As tensions escalate, unlikely alliances are forged, old antagonisms deepen and new families are formed against the seemingly endless natural riches and hidden dangers of the new American continent. BARKSKINS' depiction of the collision between civilization and commerce is timeless, as is its spirit of adventure, natural wonder and survival of the fittest.
Tonight (Monday, June 1, 2020) from 9-11pm ET/PT, Nat Geo premieres back-to-back new episodes of BARKSKINS. Mathilde recovers from her attack and restores the Inn to order and gets back to business. Trepagny joins the eligible men of Wobik as they are formally introduced to the Filles du Roi during a night of merriment and matchmaking. Sel gets to work on Trepagny's plans and Duquet attempts to prove his worth to a new master. Meanwhile, the Iroquois people travel to Wobik to collect their dead. Trepagny leads Melissande back to the Doma while Delphine embarks on her new life with Pierre Gasquet. Goames and Yvon travel to Quebec to seek answers from Captain Wale of the Hudson's Bay Company. Mathilde receives an unsavory proposition while Sel encounters the other inhabitants of the forests of New France. These episodes will be available on Hulu tomorrow.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Scott Rudin Productions
  • Produced by FOX 21