Discovery Canada Orders First Original Scripted Series

From Broadcaster Magazine:

Discovery Canada announced today from MIPTV  that it has ordered its first original scripted series, Frontier, from leading Canadian independent producer Take the Shot Productions (Republic of Doyle). Created by Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, Frontier 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.

Executive produced by Alex Patrick, John Vatcher, and Perry Chafe, the six-episode, hour-long series will begin principal photography in St. John’s, N.L. in July 2015.

 

 

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