Jason Momoa to star in Netflix series Frontier
James R | On 17, Nov 2015
Jason Momoa will star in Netflix’s new original series, Frontier.
The action-adventure, commissioned by Discovery Canada, will premiere on the streaming site next year on all countries outside of its home nation and follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century.
The six-episode first season stars the Game of Thrones veteran alongside Alun Armstrong (New Tricks), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Zoe Boyle (Sons of Anarchy) and Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), plus Canadian newcomer, Jessica Matten.
The show is directed by San Andreas’ Brad Peyton, who also serves as Executive Producer with co-creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, plus Jeff Fierson (This is Not a Robbery), Alex Patrick (Republic of Doyle) and John Vatcher (Republic of Doyle).
Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
“We jumped at the opportunity to bring this action-packed series to our global viewers,” says Erik Barmack, Vice President of Local Originals at Netflix. “The creative team behind the series has a very exciting vision for Jason and the show, and we’re thrilled to be working with Discovery Canada on getting a vast, worldwide audience to enjoy it.”
“Frontier presents an outstanding opportunity for our company and we are thrilled to be in business with Netflix and Discovery on this exciting project,” add Alex Patrick, President of production company Take the Shot.