From a media release:
Today, Discovery released the first-look photos from its first original Canadian drama seriesÂ FRONTIER, starringÂ Jason MomoaÂ (GAME OF THRONES,Â Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice),Â Landon LiboironÂ (HEMLOCK GROVE, DEGRASSI),Â Alun ArmstrongÂ (NEW TRICKS,Â Braveheart),Â Zoe BoyleÂ (DOWNTON ABBEY, SONS OF ANARCHY), andÂ Allan HawcoÂ (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE). The series, set to make its worldwide debut later this year on Discovery inÂ Canada, also introduces Canadian newcomer,Â Jessica Matten. Created byÂ Rob BlackieÂ andÂ Peter Blackie,Â FRONTIERÂ is directed byÂ Brad PeytonÂ (San Andreas).Â Production is now underway inÂ St. John’s, N.L.
Rooted in Canadian history and explored for the first time on television, the action-packed and authentic fiction series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18thÂ century. Told from multiple perspectives,Â FRONTIERÂ takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Aboriginal tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
FRONTIERÂ is produced by Take The Shot Productions and Factory Backwards, in association with Discovery, the exclusive Canadian broadcaster. Netflix is the international broadcast partner.Â Edwina FollowsÂ is Executive Producer for Discovery, andÂ Ken MacDonaldÂ is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery.Â Tracey PearceÂ is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media.Â Randy Lennoxis President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. For Take The Shot Productions,Â Alex Patrick,Â John Vatcher,Â Rob Blackie,Â Peter Blackie,Â Allan Hawco,Â Perry Chafe, andÂ Michael LevineÂ are Executive Producers. For Factory Backwards,Â Brad PeytonandÂ Jeff FiersonÂ (This Is Not A Robbery) are Executive Producers.