Netflix has recently announced its new original action adventure drama series, Frontier.
The series will be starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice). The series is co-created by Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor), and directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Incarnate, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).
Frontier is an action-packed adventure that follows the “chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century“. The series will take 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”. It will be told from multiple perspectives.
“We jumped at the opportunity to bring this action-packed series to our global viewers. 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” – Erik Barmack, Vice President of Local Originals at Netflix.
Other members of the cast include Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove, Degrassi), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy) and Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle, The Book of Negroes). The series also introduces Canadian newcomer, Jessica Matten.
As per the crew, Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Brad Peyton, Jeff Fierson, Alex Patrick and John Vatcher will serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Take The Shot Productions and Factory Backwards, in association with Discovery.
The first season of Frontier, commissioned by Discovery Canada, will contain six, one-hour episodes. The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada and everywhere the service is available in 2016. It will later premiere on Netflix Canada in 2018.