Netflix Renews Jason Momoa Drama ‘Frontier’ for Season 2

Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere.

The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined.

“Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble fur trade in North America in the 18th century and the clashes between the newly arrived Europeans and the region’s aboriginal tribes. ASAP Entertainment’s Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson serve as exec producers on the series.

Netflix and Discovery Canada have ordered another six episode. The series has lensed in Canada and the U.K.

Momoa is on a hot streak as he settles in for his run as Aquaman in a string of DC Comics-inspired movies, starting with this year’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He’ll be part of the ensemble in next year’s “Justice League” and is in line for his own star turn in “Aquaman” in 2018. Momoa’s past TV credits include HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” SundanceTV’s “Red Road” and “Stargate: Atlantis.”

Netflix announced on Monday that it is raising $1 billion through a new debt offering, raising its load to more than $3 billion. The streaming service has a long-term goal to make about half of its TV shows and movies original content.

More TV

  • Former Lionsgate Exec Guy Avshalom's Blackbox

    Former Lionsgate Exec Guy Avshalom's Blackbox Developing Crime Skeins (EXCLUSIVE)

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

  • Actor Scott Wilson arrives at the

    Scott Wilson of 'The Walking Dead' Remembered at Memorial

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

  • 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Stars on

    'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Stars on the Netflix Show's Feminist Themes

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

  • Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke'Beautiful Boy'

    Amazon's Jennifer Salke Defends Broadcast, Touts Upcoming Projects

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

  • Max Mutchnick and David KohanGLSEN Respect

    'Will & Grace' Co-Creator Doesn't Want to See Tim Allen Get Political on 'Last Man Standing'

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

  • Ellie Kemper book my squirrel days

    Ellie Kemper’s Irreverent New Book Tracks Her Missteps and Misadventures in Hollywood

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

  • 'Luke Cage' Canceled by Netflix

    'Luke Cage' Canceled by Netflix

    Netflix has given a second season pickup to the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, prior to its premiere. The six-episode series from Canada’s Bell Media is set to launch Nov. 6 on Discovery Canada. The Netflix premiere date is still to be determined. “Frontier,” created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie, chronicles the rough-and-tumble […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content