Jason Momoa is headed back into the wilderness. Recently, Discovery Canada announced they have renewed the TV show Frontier for a third season of six episodes.
The historical drama, which airs on Netflix in the U.S., centers on the rough and often violent North American fur trade of the late 18th century. In addition to Momoa, the series stars Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, and Landon Liboiron.
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TORONTO (September 20, 2017) – FRONTIER, Discovery Canada’s riveting dramatic adventure series, makes its worldwide, six-part, Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Ambitiously cinematic in scope, the new season picks up immediately following the climactic Season 1 cliffhanger, with new alliances threatening to topple the established power dynamic, shifting loyalties, and old wounds festering. The gritty series’ star-studded international cast is led by Hollywood star Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES, Justice League), Landon Liboiron (HEMLOCK GROVE, DEGRASSI), Alun Armstrong (NEW TRICKS, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (DOWNTON ABBEY, SONS OF ANARCHY), Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning), Allan Hawco (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), and Katie McGrath (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
Click HERE to screen the FRONTIER Season 2 trailer
Discovery Canada, in association with its world streaming partner Netflix, also announced today the renewal of the series for a third, six-part season. Produced by Take The Shot Productions with producing partners ASAP Entertainment, Season 3 of FRONTIER begins shooting this winter, and will once again star Momoa alongside featured ensemble cast members including Liboiron, Armstrong, Boyle, Hawco, Matten, and others.
“Discovery is thrilled to unveil Season 2 of FRONTIER – bigger, bolder, and even more beautiful,” said Edwina Follows, Director, Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks Canada. “We are particularly delighted by our ongoing partnership with superstar Jason Momoa as both lead actor and executive producer.”
“Proven to be destination viewing in Season 1, and with anticipation building for the launch of Season 2 of FRONTIER, Discovery is extremely pleased to confirm today our commitment to Season 3,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks Canada. “We’re proud to work with our production partners at Take The Shot Productions along with our international streaming partner to bring another season of the franchise to Discovery in Canada, and around the world on Netflix.”
Exploring stories that seem worlds apart, the frontier expands during Season 2 with spectacular new views of the Northern wilderness, and new players entering the ruthless game in the quest for power and wealth – pushing everyone to either embrace unknown alliances or arm themselves against them. Following each television premiere, episodes of the groundbreaking series are available for streaming on the Discovery GO app.
Produced in association with Discovery by Take The Shot Productions, together with their partners at ASAP Entertainment, filming of FRONTIER’s six-episode third season will take place in St. John’s, N.L., Cape Breton, N.S., Cornwall, U.K., and Ottawa. Season 3 of the premium, beautifully vivid 4K UHD-produced drama is set to premiere in 2018 in Canada on Discovery. All seasons will be streamed around the world via partner Netflix.
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Fort James is left in chaos after Michael Smyth (Liboiron), Sokanon (Matten), and Grace Emberly (Boyle) detonated the munitions magazine, and Declan Harp (Momoa) slips through the hangman’s noose. With Harp gone, the Black Wolf Company is fractured and scattered to the wind. No one knows if Harp survived, but Lord Benton (Armstrong) isn’t taking chances, offering a dead-or-alive bounty for Harp that also threatens his allies, as killers come to the frontier in search of the reward.
With Lord Benton making reckless decisions in the wake of being bested by Harp, Captain Chesterfield (Evan Jonigkeit) angles for an opportunity to make his mark. Laying a dangerous proposal on the table, Emberly puts everything she has worked for at risk, including the safety of the women who work for her at the ale house, Mary (Breanne Hill) and Imogen (Diana Bentley). Lord Benton gets to work righting the deceitful trespasses against him, and promises to unleash pain upon his enemies tenfold in response – all while the Black Wolf Company attempts its riskiest gamble yet trying to destroy the stranglehold the Hudson’s Bay Company has on the fur trade.
In the burgeoning city of Montréal, the power dynamic of the trade is in flux, as serious battle lines are drawn between Elizabeth Carruthers (McGrath) and Samuel Grant (Shawn Doyle). No one is safe in the crossfire of their escalating personal war, and no one is above their manipulations – something the Brown Brothers (Hawco, Michael Patric) and Clenna Dolan (Lyla Porter Follows) will come to know all too well, as the unpredictable Cobbs Pond (Greg Bryk) interferes in their business.
Click HERE for descriptions of all six episodes of Season 2.
Viewers can catch up on Season 1 of FRONTIER ahead of the Oct. 18 Season 2 premiere. Season 1 Episodes 1-3 will encore back to back on Friday, Oct. 13 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and Episodes 4-6 will encore on Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, all on Discovery.
FRONTIER is co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie, and produced by Take The Shot Productions and ASAP Entertainment, in association with Discovery, the exclusive Canadian broadcaster. Netflix is the international broadcast partner. Edwina Follows is Executive Producer for Discovery, and Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. For Take The Shot Productions, Alex Patrick, John Vatcher, Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, and Michael Levine are Executive Producers. For ASAP Entertainment, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson are Executive Producers.
What do you think? Have you seen Frontier? Are you glad it’s been renewed?