A new series with Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio on board as an executive producer, along with Jennifer Davisson and Stephen David, has received a green light.
The documentary series, “Frontiersmen,” from Appian Way Productions and Stephen David Entertainment, received an order from History. Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for History, made the announcement.
The eight-hour series will present the stories of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis & Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson.
“’Frontiersmen’ will span a formative period of American history — the first 75 years from the post-Revolutionary War colonies through the California Gold Rush,” History notes in its announcement. “The series will show how the frontier helped shape us from colonists into today’s Americans.”
Added Cabana: “During these years, America went from the opportunity of land to the land of opportunity and it was a bloody struggle throughout. From Crockett to Boone, we’ll tell the bold stories of these adventurous trailblazers who explored the uncharted wilderness and became the icons we know today.”
The series is produced for History by Appian Way Productions and Stephen David Entertainment. Michael Hampton and Phillip Watson are executive producers for Appian Way Productions. Kristen Burns and Russ McCarroll are executive producers for History. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Frontiersmen.”