Filming is now underway on the dramatic series Frontier starring Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa. Discovery Canada announced that the project, which marks their first original scripted series, will air in 2016 on Discovery, Discovery GO, and CraveTV in Canada and on Netflix in other markets. Shooting will take place in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the U.K.
Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie created Frontier and San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton is directing the first two episodes of the six episode season. Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, and Canadian newcomer Jessica Matten are also set to star in the one-hour drama.
“Never shying away from new, exciting, and often epic projects, Discovery enters the world of scripted series for the first time with an amazing story of worlds colliding,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. “The story of Frontier is rich, authentic, and teeming with strong characters portrayed by an A-list cast. We’re excited for production to begin, and to partner with Netflix to take this story to international audiences.”
“Frontier presents an outstanding opportunity for our company and we are thrilled to be in business with Discovery and Netflix on this exciting project,” added Alex Patrick, President of Take the Shot, one of the production companys behind Frontier. Factory Backwards is also producing.
Momoa’s other credits include Conan the Barbarian, The Red Road, Bullet to the Head, and Road to Paloma. Momoa will soon be seen playing Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Frontier Plot:
The action-packed and authentic fiction series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18(th) century. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier 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.