Jason Momoa To Lead Netflix’s Western Series “Frontier”

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Game of Thrones star and future Aquaman has been tapped to star in , a new western drama set up at Netflix. , who helmed this year’s disaster actioner San Andreas, is directing all six episodes of the first season, which is scheduled to premiere at some point in 2016.

“[Frontier is] an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.”

Peyton will executive produce along with co-creators and of Take The Shot Productions. , , and will also executive produce, while Peyton and Fierson’s Factory Backwards produces.

Alongside Momoa, the cast is rounded out by , , , , and .

Regarding the project, Erik Barmack, VP of local originals at Netflix, said:

“We jumped at the opportunity to bring this action-packed series to our global viewers. The creative team behind the series has a very exciting vision for Jason and the show, and we’re thrilled to be working with Discovery Canada on getting a vast, worldwide audience to enjoy it.”

Photo: Peyton. Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Photo: Peyton. Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

“’Frontier’ presents an outstanding opportunity for our company and we are thrilled to be in business with Netflix and Discovery on this exciting project,” Patrick, president of Take the Shot, added.

Momoa, best known for playing Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, most recently wrapped on the dark comedy/thriller Sugar Mountain and cannibal romance The Bad Batch. He’ll make his debut as the sea-dwelling superhero Aquaman in Warner Brothers’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits screens March 25th, 2016.

He’s repped by and .

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This news was first reported by Variety.

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