– Ensemble cast led by Jason Momoa (Justice League, GAME OF THRONES) continues the thrilling depiction of the ruthless fur trade for the world debut of the hit series' second season –
– Discovery Canada announces series renewal for Season 3 with production to begin this winter featuring returning cast Momoa, along with Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten, and more –
"[FRONTIER] capitalizes on the best features of prestige television." – Variety
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TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - FRONTIER, Discovery Canada's riveting dramatic adventure series, makes its worldwide, six-part, Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Ambitiously cinematic in scope, the new season picks up immediately following the climactic Season 1 cliffhanger, with new alliances threatening to topple the established power dynamic, shifting loyalties, and old wounds festering. The gritty series' star-studded international cast is led by Hollywood star Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES, Justice League), Landon Liboiron (HEMLOCK GROVE, DEGRASSI), Alun Armstrong (NEW TRICKS, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (DOWNTON ABBEY, SONS OF ANARCHY), Jessica Matten (A Red Girl's Reasoning), Allan Hawco (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), and Katie McGrath (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
Discovery Canada, in association with its world streaming partner Netflix, also announced today the renewal of the series for a third, six-part season. Produced by Take The Shot Productions with producing partners ASAP Entertainment, Season 3 of FRONTIER begins shooting this winter, and will once again star Momoa alongside featured ensemble cast members including Liboiron, Armstrong, Boyle, Hawco, Matten, and others.
"Discovery is thrilled to unveil Season 2 of FRONTIER – bigger, bolder, and even more beautiful," said Edwina Follows, Director, Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks Canada. "We are particularly delighted by our ongoing partnership with superstar Jason Momoa as both lead actor and executive producer."
"Proven to be destination viewing in Season 1, and with anticipation building for the launch of Season 2 of FRONTIER, Discovery is extremely pleased to confirm today our commitment to Season 3," said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks Canada. "We're proud to work with our production partners at Take The Shot Productions along with our international streaming partner to bring another season of the franchise to Discovery in Canada, and around the world on Netflix."
Exploring stories that seem worlds apart, the frontier expands during Season 2 with spectacular new views of the Northern wilderness, and new players entering the ruthless game in the quest for power and wealth – pushing everyone to either embrace unknown alliances or arm themselves against them. Following each television premiere, episodes of the groundbreaking series are available for streaming on the Discovery GO app.
Produced in association with Discovery by Take The Shot Productions, together with their partners at ASAP Entertainment, filming of FRONTIER's six-episode third season will take place in St. John's, N.L., Cape Breton, N.S., Cornwall, U.K., and Ottawa. Season 3 of the premium, beautifully vivid 4K UHD-produced drama is set to premiere in 2018 in Canada on Discovery. All seasons will be streamed around the world via partner Netflix.
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Fort James is left in chaos after Michael Smyth (Liboiron), Sokanon (Matten), and Grace Emberly (Boyle) detonated the munitions magazine, and Declan Harp (Momoa) slips through the hangman's noose. With Harp gone, the Black Wolf Company is fractured and scattered to the wind. No one knows if Harp survived, but Lord Benton (Armstrong) isn't taking chances, offering a dead-or-alive bounty for Harp that also threatens his allies, as killers come to the frontier in search of the reward.
With Lord Benton making reckless decisions in the wake of being bested by Harp, Captain Chesterfield (Evan Jonigkeit) angles for an opportunity to make his mark. Laying a dangerous proposal on the table, Emberly puts everything she has worked for at risk, including the safety of the women who work for her at the ale house, Mary (Breanne Hill) and Imogen (Diana Bentley). Lord Benton gets to work righting the deceitful trespasses against him, and promises to unleash pain upon his enemies tenfold in response – all while the Black Wolf Company attempts its riskiest gamble yet trying to destroy the stranglehold the Hudson's Bay Company has on the fur trade.
In the burgeoning city of Montréal, the power dynamic of the trade is in flux, as serious battle lines are drawn between Elizabeth Carruthers (McGrath) and Samuel Grant (Shawn Doyle). No one is safe in the crossfire of their escalating personal war, and no one is above their manipulations – something the Brown Brothers (Hawco, Michael Patric) and Clenna Dolan (Lyla Porter Follows) will come to know all too well, as the unpredictable Cobbs Pond (Greg Bryk) interferes in their business.
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Viewers can catch up on Season 1 of FRONTIER ahead of the Oct. 18 Season 2 premiere. Season 1 Episodes 1-3 will encore back to back on Friday, Oct. 13 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and Episodes 4-6 will encore on Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, all on Discovery.
FRONTIER is co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie, and produced by Take The Shot Productions and ASAP Entertainment, in association with Discovery, the exclusive Canadian broadcaster. Netflix is the international broadcast partner. Edwina Follows is Executive Producer for Discovery, and Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. For Take The Shot Productions, Alex Patrick, John Vatcher, Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Allan Hawco, and Michael Levine are Executive Producers. For ASAP Entertainment, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson are Executive Producers.
About Bell Media Original Productions:
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space's internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery's first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy's satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery ranks as the #1 Canadian entertainment specialty network for reaching total viewers and all the adult demos. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.
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