Netflix acquires new series starring Jason Momoa

Netflix has ordered a new six-part drama starring Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa. (Four years after a one-season, non-English speaking role, and we’re still calling him “Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa.” Such is the power of Game of Thrones.) Titled Frontier, the new series centers on the cutthroat late-18th century North American fur trade. The series will debut in all Netflix territories in 2016, with one exception: In Canada, it will run on the linear network of Discovery Canada, which commissioned the series. Canadian Netflix users will have to wait until 2018. Brad Peyton, director of the special effect epic San Andreas, will helm the series.

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