Frontier Premieres November 6th On Discovery
Frontier, Discovery Canada’s riveting new drama, makes its worldwide debut Sundays at 9pm beginning November 6th. Ambitiously cinematic in scope, the network’s first-ever scripted series is shot entirely in 4K UHD and follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century.
The series’ cast is led by action 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), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), and Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning). Unabashedly true to its time period, the six-part series offers viewers the raw beauty and cutthroat power struggle of the fur trade, portraying a world of unfettered ferocity.
“As one of the largest undertakings in Canadian television history, and certainly the largest for Discovery as we open a new chapter for the brand, Frontier is set to become destination viewing for Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager at Discovery. “We are extremely proud to develop and bring such an important time in our country’s history to life for Canadian audiences – and indeed, audiences around the world as a result of our partnership with Netflix – complete with the meticulous authenticity and world-class production quality that it deserves.”
Set against the raw backdrop of 1700s Canada, Frontier revolves around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in a ruthless game of wealth and power. Irish stowaway Michael Smyth (Liboiron) has barely stepped foot in the New World when he becomes embroiled in a dangerous battle between the fearless and violent Declan Harp (Momoa), and the formidable Lord Benton (Armstrong) of the Hudson’s Bay Company.