Netflix has secured the global streaming rights to Frontier, the six episode Canadian drama series fronted by Game Of Thrones and Stargate Atlantis star Jason Momoa which explores the North American fur trade in the late 18th Century, TVWise has learned.
“We jumped at the opportunity to bring this action-packed series to our global viewers” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s Vice-President of Original Series. “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 follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century. 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 Aboriginal tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
Jason Momoa, best known for his roles as Ronon Dex as Stargate Atlantis and Khal Drogo on Game Of Thrones, has come on-board as the lead. Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove, Degrassi), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons Of Anarchy), and Allan Hawco (Republic Of Doyle, Murdoch Mysteries) and newcomer Jessica Matten also star.
The six episode drama was originally commissioned by Discovery Canada as their first original scripted series back in April and was created by Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie. Take the Shot Productions, and Factory Backwards are producing, with Edwina Follows, Alex Patrick, John Vatcher, Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, Michael Levine, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson serving as executive producers. Production on Frontier is now underway for a 2016 premiere on Discovery Canada and all of Netflix’s international territories (except Canada).