The Blood Soaked History of Fur.
The new historical drama series, Frontier, tells the story of the cut-throat and brutal fur trade in the late 1700s of North America. It’s a story about power, wealth, and the struggle to control the region’s ruthless and lucrative animal hide business.
Director Brad Peyton (San Andreas) along with Rob and Peter Blackie of Take the Shot Productions (Republic of Doyle), describe this new series as, “A dramatic story of revenge and riches, betrayal and brutality, and survival of the fittest in the James Bay fur trade, everyone is gunning to be the last man standing – and is willing to do whatever it takes to hold the ultimate keys to the kingdom.”
With an amazing cast, this series does not shy away from the bloody truth behind the sinister fur trade history. Rising star Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) is in the leading role as Declan Harp, a rogue Cree-Irish, ex-government fur trader. Harp’s Back Wolf Company is in a nasty battle to take down the century-strong monopoly held by the Hudson’s Bay Company (aka HBC) and Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong) is ready to stomp out all competition, especially Harp, in order to stay the course as the reigning king of fur.
With European immigrants arriving to the new world wanting a piece of the action, the greed only grows stronger and the stakes multiply. Family businesses from every culture pop-up and these characters are all hungry for the fortunes of nature surrounding the James Bay area. Native Cree people who have lived on these lands for many generations must find a way to deal with all the exploitation.
IMDb voters rank this series at 7.6 out of 10 with just over 100 votes cast so far. That’s not bad for a new historical series like this. Viewers are commenting about the amazing scenery and bloody battle scenes. Historically, there is a lot of truth behind the script, but some have commented about the over-dramatization of the plot being distracting. Overall, the actors are being hailed for amazing portrayals and the filmmakers are sure to receive notoriety for such a ground-breaking subject matter being brought to the front line of historical dramas available today.
The Canadian series is filmed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a joint venture between Discovery Canada, Bell Media, and Netflix. It was produced in stunning 4K ultra high definition, and is exclusively streaming on the Discovery Go app on Samsung 4K smart televisions in Canada. Discovery will also air the series on their Canadian channels in high definition, but not 4K Ultra HD. Netflix will stream the series internationally, and will not make it available in Canada on Netflix until 2018, adhering to an agreement with Bell Media.
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#Frontier debuted the first of six episodes on Discovery on November 6, 2016. The series will be available on Netflix internationally soon, but there is no official date for that premiere yet. For now, it is only available to stream from Discovery Go.
Before the debut even happened, Discovery and Netflix both proudly announced the order of a second season for @Frontier! There are no official release dates for season two
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