Netflix orders Western series with 'Game of Thrones' star |


Netflix making a Western series with Game of Thrones star

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Netflix’s next drama series is a Western. 

The streaming company has greenlit Frontier, a series set in the late 18th century starring Jason Momoa (Game of ThronesBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas). 

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The series is described by Netflix as “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.”

In addition to Momoa, the series also stars Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove) and Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey).

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The six-episode debut season of Frontier will be shot in Canada and is being co-produced with Discovery Canada. The series will first debut on Netflix in 2016 in the U.S. and everywhere else — except Canada, where it will first air on Discovery Canada. The series is co-created by Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor).

“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.”