Beverly Hills, Calif., 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, announced that Frontier, a new action adventure drama series starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) and from co-creators Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor) and director Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Incarnate, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) will premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada, everywhere the service is available, in 2016.
The first season of the drama series, commissioned by Discovery Canada, is made up of six, one-hour episodes. Frontier will debut on Discovery Canada in Canada and will come to Netflix Canada beginning in 2018.
The 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, the series 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.
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), and round out the international cast. The series also introduces Canadian newcomer, Jessica Matten.
“We jumped at the opportunity to bring this action-packed series to our global viewers” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Local Originals at Netflix. “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 presents an outstanding opportunity for our company and we are thrilled to be in business with Netflix and Discovery on this exciting project,” said Alex Patrick, President of Take the Shot.
Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Brad Peyton, Jeff Fierson (This is Not a Robbery), Alex Patrick (Republic of Doyle) and John Vatcher (Republic of Doyle) serve as executive producers on the series. The series is produced by Take The Shot Productions and Factory Backwards, in association with Discovery, the exclusive Canadian broadcaster, and Netflix.
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About Factory Backwards
Factory Backwards is the feature film and television production company founded by writer/director Brad Peyton and his producing partner Jeff Fierson. Peyton directed the Warner Bros. hit film San Andreas, which has earned more than $470 million at the worldwide box office and remains 2015’s top grossing wholly original live action film. Upcoming features include New Line Cinema’s Rampage, based on the 1980s arcade game, starring Dwayne Johnson, and an untitled high-concept action/adventure feature for Sony Pictures Entertainment, both of which Peyton will direct. Peyton and Fierson will produce Rampage, and executive produce the untitled project at Sony. On the television side, the duo’s action/adventure series Frontier, starring Jason Momoa will debut on Discovery Canada and on Netflix in 2016.
About Take The Shot Productions
Established in 2009, St. John’s based Take The Shot produces a variety of scripted and unscripted projects for television. Past and current productions include the Gemini-nominated series Republic of Doyle, now airing in over 100 countries; the hit factual series Majumder Manor; Boy on Bridge featuring Great Big Sea’s front man Alan Doyle, and HBO Canada’s Shaun Majumder, Every Word is Absolutely True.