An actor who appeared on the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” is at the center of a Western series being developed by Netflix. EW.com reports that Jason Momoa will star on “Frontier.”
Momoa played Khal Drogo on “Thrones,” and had roles on “Stargate Atlantis” and on the Sundance TV series “The Red Road,” along with roles in features including “Conan the Barbarian” (2011).
The new Netflix project will be filmed in Canada, and is a co-production with Discovery Canada, with Brad Peyton directing. The initial order is for a six-episode first season, due to roll out in 2016.
Netflix describes the project as “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.”
Other cast members include Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron and “Downton Abbey’s” Zoe Boyle.