Frontier goes to season three

The original series from Take the Shot Productions and ASAP Entertainment is greenlit for another season as its second sets to premiere.
Frontier - Jason Momoa

It looks like Discovery Canada’s first foray into scripted drama is proving a win for the network.

The Bell Media channel announced today that it, in association with Netflix internationally, has greenlit a third season of the historical drama, just ahead of the series’ season two premiere.

The series was created by high-profile East Coast scribes Rob and Peter Blackie and produced by Take the Shot Productions, alongside Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson’s ASAP Entertainment. It stars Jason Momoa, who rose to fame on Game of Thrones and whose star continues to rise via number of high-profile feature roles, including the titular role in 2018′s Aquaman. Canadians Landon Liboiron and Allan Hawco also star.

The third season shoot will get underway this winter, exploiting lesser-shot regions in Canada such as Ottawa, St. John’s, N.L., Cape Breton, N.S. and Cornwall, U.K. as it profiles the burgeoning fur trade in Canada in the 1700s.

Frontier debuted in November 2016 to an average of 571,000 viewers for its pilot. Season two begins airing on Oct. 18 on Discovery, promising to be “bigger, bolder, and even more beautiful,” according to Edwina Follows, director, commissioning and production, Discovery Networks Canada, in a release.  “We are particularly delighted by our ongoing partnership with superstar Jason Momoa as both lead actor and executive producer,” she noted.