Frontier (2016 TV series)

Genre Historical drama
Created by
Composer(s) Andrew Lockington
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
  • Take the Shot Productions
  • Factory Backwards
Original network Discovery Channel (Canada)
Netflix (US)
Picture format 4K
Original release November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06) – present
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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.[1]

The series is co-produced by Discovery Channel (Canada) (as the channel's first original scripted commission) and Netflix.[2]

On October 25, 2016, Frontier was renewed for a second season.[3]


The series follows Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly on the fur trade in Canada.[4]



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 app exclusively on Samsung 4K smart TVs.[5] Internationally, the series will be distributed by Netflix, with the first season to become available on January 20, 2017.[6] As per an exclusivity agreement, the series will not be available on Netflix in Canada until 2018.[2]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanadian viewers
1"A Kingdom Unto Itself"Brad PeytonRob Blackie & Peter Blackie & Perry ChafeNovember 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)0.369[7]
2"Little Brother War"Brad PeytonPerry ChafeNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)TBD
3"Mushkegowuk Esquewu"John VatcherRob Blackie & Peter Blackie & Joseph KayNovember 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)TBD
4"Wolves"Kelly MakinGreg NelsonNovember 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)TBD
5"The Disciple"[8]TBATBADecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)TBD
6"The Gallows"[8]TBATBADecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)TBD


John Doyle of The Globe and Mail described the series as "an action-packed, uncomplicated and very entertaining yarn about the cutthroats who created this country by plundering it, when they weren't busy killing each other." Doyle felt that the opening episode's handling of interactions with natives was handled "delicately", commending that Frontier was "far from being a whitewashed tale about the English, Scots, Irish and French battling out for possession of fur and land."[4]


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  1. 1 2 "Jason Momoa to Star in Netflix Adventure Drama 'Frontier' from 'San Andreas' Director". Variety. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Netflix Picks Up Canadian Period Action Series 'Frontier' Starring Jason Momoa". Deadline. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. 1 2 "John Doyle: Frontier is a lively, bloody yarn about Canada's fur trade wars". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  5. "Discovery GO Ups Ante on Home Cinematic Experience with 4K Ultra HD". Bell Media press release. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. Petski, Denise (November 14, 2016). "Jason Momoa's 'Frontier' Gets Netflix Premiere Date". Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 "Frontier Episode Guide". Zap2it. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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