Netflix has had a great deal of success with many of its original series, some of which have managed to attract big name actors. The streaming service landed Jason Momoa as the star of a new show all about the fur-trading industry in the late 19th century. Now, we have some good news for those who have been excited about Momoa's major return to the small screen. Netflix has officially renewed Frontier for a Season 2 before Season 1 has even premiered.
Frontier takes place in a time when business negotiations often end with hatchets flying and blood shed. Jason Momoa plays Declan Harp, a charismatic and untamed man whose ambition and confidence make him a formidable player in the fur-trade game. He has earned a reputation for ruthless pursuit of whatever he wants, whether to satisfy a burning lust or a need for revenge. Declan seems like he could be the perfect character for what Momoa does best, so there's no reason to worry that he can't carry more than one season in the role.
The first season is actually going to be pretty short, so the guarantee of a second season could be helpful to any who binge-watch. Season 1 will run for only six episodes. There is no word of how many episodes we can expect for Season 2, but THR notes that Jason Momoa has been confirmed as returning. So we won't have to wonder whether or not Declan will be taking a hatchet to the face in the first batch of episodes. The series will examine the dynamics between tribes native to the areas being explored by the trappers and the Europeans who arrive to chase pelts, so plenty of other folks will certainly be dying.
Jason Momoa is best known on the television circuit for his brutal portrayal of Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. He was only a major player on the series for a handful of episodes in its first season, but he'll undoubtedly go down as one of the most unforgettable characters. A fur-trapper seems at first like a pretty far cry from the Dothraki warlord, but Declan Harp of Frontier may not be all that different from Khal Drogo.
The renewal of Frontier before it debuts comes as a little bit of a surprise, but it makes sense as a series for Netflix to gamble on. Jason Momoa likely comes with a built-in audiences thanks to his work on Game of Thrones and his upcoming appearances as Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe. Netflix has been working hard and investing a lot of money to expand its library of originals, even ordering renewals of shows like Fuller House and BoJack Horseman only days after their initial releases. Renewal prior to premiere is the logical next step for any project that Netflix deems likely to succeed.
Frontier will first air on Discovery Canada, which is producing the series as its first original scripted drama. Folks in Canada will be able to catch the first episode on Sunday, November 6 at 9 p.m. ET. Netflix subscribers will be able to watch at some point in 2017. Check out our fall TV schedule to see what you can catch on the small screen in the meantime.
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