Game of Thrones
alum Jason Momoa has been tapped to star in the Netflix adventure series Frontier, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama, which was created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle), stars Momoa as Declan Harp, a ruthless, brutish and ambitious trader who is full of charisma, but is driven by lust and revenge.
The story is told from multiple perspectives and will observe the violent struggle between businessmen during the 18th century North American fur trade and the chaotic conflicts that arise between Native tribes and Europeans.
Brad Peyton (San Andreas) will direct and executive produce the series alongside Jeff Fierson, Alex Patrick and John Vatcher (Republic of Doyle). The series will be produced by Take the Shot Production and Peyton and Fierson’s Factory Backwards, in association with Discovery, which will serve as the exclusive Canadian broadcaster, and Netflix.
Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco and Zoe Boyle will join Momoa in the period drama.
Discovery will air the series in Canada in 2016. Netflix will begin streaming the series in 2018.
Including Frontier, Netflix will also be streaming new seasons of Orange Is the New Black, Fuller House, Bloodline, Longmire, Marco Polo, Narcos and others.
In addition to Frontier, Momoa will be appearing in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice as Aquaman and will be reprising the role in The Justice League Part One and Aquaman.
Shooting for Frontier is set to begin this month in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Cornwall in the U.K.