The streaming giant has handed a six-episode series order to a Momoa-fronted action-adventure drama that follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century.
San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton is on board to direct. Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor) are the co-creators of the project, which will be told from multiple perspectives and set “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.”
The cast also includes Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey), Allan Hawco (The Book of Negroes) and Canadian newcomer Jessica Matten.
Frontier is slated to premiere in 2016.