Episodes: 18 (hour).
TV show dates: January 20, 2017 — November 23, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten, Shawn Doyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Lyla Porter-Follows, Greg Bryk, Diana Bentley, Katie McGrath, and Breanne Hill.
TV show description:
A Canadian action-adventure drama from creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the Frontier TV show is an 18th century period piece. The story unfolds in the violent, corrupt world of the North American fur trade.
A part-Cree, part-Irish outlaw, Declan Harp (Momoa) is determined to break the Hudson Bay Company’s monopoly. His reputation as a brutal trader precedes him, and his Black Wolf Company has made major inroads in the fur trade — in record time. Now, his competitors are starting to feel the heat.
While his intentions are anyone’s guess, at the root of Declan’s success lies his keen ability to negotiate agreements between parties sorely at odds with one another. One thing is for sure, he is out for vengeance against Lord Benton (Armstrong) for some past misdeed, and is bound and determined to break the stranglehold the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) has on the industry.
Bloodthirsty Benton parlayed his military experience into lucrative career as an HBC officer. From a privileged background, he maintains his upper-class lifestyle even on the Frontier, where those under his control lead wretched existences.
When HBC’s profits take a hit, the executives lean on Benton to destroy the competition. Seeing Declan as a traitor, Benton decides he is the biggest threat to his good life and employs Michael Smyth (Liboiron), to crush him.
A young Irishman, Smyth ended up in the New World, after accidentally stowing away on a ship. In exchange for his life, and the freedom of his beloved Clenna (Porter-Follows), Michael agrees to become a spy.
Positioning himself between ruthless men such as Harp and Benton requires a deft touch. Fortunately, beneath his innocent facade lies a strong-willed spirit. Provided he can adapt and survive, Michael knows there is wealth and power to be had.
An expert warrior, hunter, and tracker, Sokanon (Matten) is one of Declan’s closest confidantes. Today, it is the loss and pain of her past that drives her to get satisfaction from the English. While her issues are tied up in his history with Benton, Sokanon realizes she and Harp have essential differences in opinions and goals, which shakes her dedication to him and to the Black Wolf Company.
The story is told from multiple points of view. Unfolding on the untamed North American Frontier, the drama is set in a place and time where business deals are sometimes solved by violence, and tensions are high between Native American tribes and Europeans settlers.
Episode #18 — The Sins of the Father
While the new alliance teeters on collapse, Sokanon’s crusade leads to bloodshed. Harp invades Lord Benton’s castle and faces a dark temptation.
First aired: November 23, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Frontier TV series? Should this TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Netflix?