Frontier is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton , Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie, chronicling the North American fur trade of the 1700s.  The series is co-produced by Discovery Channel (Canada) as well as Netflix .  On October 25, 2016, Frontier was renewed for a second season.  The series premiered on November 6, 2016 on Discovery Channel Canada and was shot in 4K. 
The series follows Declan Harp ( Jason Momoa ), a part-Irish, part-cree outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson’s Bay Company’s monopoly on the fur trade in Canada.
- Jason Momoa as Declan Harp 
- Landon Liboiron as Michael Smyth
- Zoe Boyle as Grace Emberly
- Christian McKay as Father James Coffin
- Evan Jonigkeit as Captain Chesterfield
- Shawn Doyle as Samuel Grant
- Allan Hawco as Douglas Brown
- Michael Patric as Malcolm Brown
- Stephen Lord as Cedric Brown
- Zahn McClarnon as Samoset
- Katie McGrath as Elizabeth Carruthers
- Charles Aitken as Captain Johnson
- Tantoo Cardinal as Kamenna
- Raoul Trujillo as Machk
- Kiowa Gordon as Kitchi
- Cameron Roberts as Chogan
- Lyla Porter-Follows as Clenna Dolan
- Diana Bentley as Imogen
- Greg Bryk as Cobbs Pond
- Breanne Hill as Mary
- Paul Fauteux as Jean-Marc Rivard
- William Belleau as Sunday
- Jessica Matten as Sokanon
- Alun Armstrong as Lord Benton
- Graham Abbey as MacLaughlan
- Paul Ewan Wilson as Vanstone
- Jean-Michel Le Gal as Commander Everton
- Sean Wei Mah as Omaciw
- Peter O’Meara as Peter Carruthers
Filming for Frontier in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Canada, along with Cornwall in the United Kingdom.  
The series is produced in 4K ultra high definition ; On January 8, 2016, Bell Media confirmed that Frontier would stream in 4K via the Discovery Go exclusively app on Samsung 4K smart TVs.  Internationally, the series will be distributed by Netflix , with the first season To Become disponible January 20, 2017.  As per year exclusivity agreement, the series will not be disponible Netflix in Canada up to 2018. [2 ]
Season 1 (2016)
|No.||title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Canadian viewers
|1||“A Kingdom Unto Itself”||Brad Peyton||Rob Blackie & Peter Blackie & Perry Chafe||November 6, 2016||0.369 |
|2||“Little Brother War”||Brad Peyton||Perry Chafe||November 13, 2016||N / A|
|3||“Mushkegowuk Esquewu”||John Vatcher||Rob Blackie & Peter Blackie & Joseph Kay||November 20, 2016||N / A|
|4||“Wolves”||Kelly Makin||Greg Nelson||November 27, 2016||N / A|
|5||“The Disciple”||Ken Girotti||Greg Nelson||December 4, 2016||N / A|
|6||“The Gallows”||Ken Girotti||Greg Spottiswood||December 11, 2016||N / A|
The series received mixed to negative reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 38% based on 13 reviews, with the site’s consensus reading. “Jason Momoa’s powerhouse performance as Declan Ultimately Harp is Weighed down by Frontier ‘s Often sluggish storytelling.”  Metacritic, which assigns an average score of 52, out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. 
Awards and Nominations
Canadian Screen Awards
|2017||Best Achievement in Casting||Denise Chamain, Sara Kay, Jenny Lewis, Danielle Irvine||Nominated|||
|Best Direction in a Dramatic Series||Brad Peyton||Nominated|
|Best Achievement in Make-Up||Elizabeth Kuchurean||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Michael Ground||Nominated|
|Leading Dramatic Role||Jason Momoa||Nominated|
|Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series||Gordon Barnes||Nominated|
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- Jump up^ “Fortress Louisbourg acting as a backdrop for new TV series Frontier” . CBC News . Retrieved 2017-03-01 .
- Jump up^ “Discovery GO Ups Ante on Home Cinematic Experience with 4K Ultra HD” . Bell Media press release . Retrieved 8 January 2016 .
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