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- May 13, 2004
‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa Is Netflix’s Latest Star http://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/aquaman-jason-momoa-netflixs-latest-star.html/?ref=YF&tpl=op
Jason Momoa already has a lot on his plate, having signed on to play Aquaman in both the upcoming Justice League films and the character’s solo comic book flick. But now he’s adding another notable gig to his full schedule: a new Netflix series entitled Frontiers.According to TVLine, the streaming service has issued a six-episode series order to the action-adventure drama, with Momoa in the lead. The show will reportedly chronicle 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 will take 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.Co-starring alongside Momoa is Alun Armstrong (New Tricks), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey), Allan Hawco (Republic Of Doyle), and Canadian newcomer Jessica Matten.Meanwhile, San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton is on board to direct the series, which he also co-created alongside Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor). All three co-creators will serve as executive producers as well, along with Jeff Fierson (This Is Not A Robbery), Alex Patrick and John Vatcher (Republic Of Doyle).The show was first commissioned by Discovery Canada as the channel’s first original scripted series. Netflix acquired the rights and will broadcast the series exclusively outside of Canada.