The Red Road star heads an international cast for the six-part series.
Jason Momoa — who recently loomed large in the Sundance TV series The Red Road, and will appear as Aquaman in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — has signed on to lead the international cast of Frontier, an ambitious period drama produced by the Discovery Canada network that will be presented in 2016 on the Netflix streaming service.
According to Discovery Canada press notes, the six-part series “is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th 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 Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.”
Momoa will play fur trader Declan Harp, an ambitious, self-assured, and charismatic maverick driven by lust and revenge. The Frontier cast also includes Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and Canadian newcomer Jessica Matten.