'Frontier': Aside From Jason Momoa, Here Are Some Things About Netflix's New TV Series
When someone hears the name "Jason Momoa", an image of the captivating brute of a warrior leader in Game of Thrones will first come to mind. Who would ever forget Momoa's iconic character as Khal Drogo in HBO's highly renown TV series? And just before everyone starts missing this Hawaiian model-actor, he's back to enchant the TV screens as an Irish-Native American outlaw in Netflix's Frontier.
In Frontier, Momoa portrays Declan Harp, an outlaw involved in a campaign against his previous employer, Hudson Bay Trading Company, in monopoly on Canada's fur trade in 1700s. Frontier season 1 which only contained six episodes focused on the "battle for control of the fur trade and the wealth and power that go with it," as per Yahoo.
In an interview with CNN, Momoa admitted that while he may look tough, he's actually an emotional person. "I'm a walking contradiction. I'm a big softie; I was raised by a single mother. I was raised by a woman. I'm a strong alpha male but sensitive. I can access my f-king feelings," Momoa said.
This explains why Momoa loved his role as Declan Harp in Frontier. The 37-year-old actor admitted that he connected with Harp emotionally especially that he's also a father and a husband. He is especially drawn to Frontier's characters despite it being a "revenge tale".
Another important detail that fans may not be aware of about Frontier is that the first season is actually seen in Michael Smyth's perspective, portrayed by Landon Liboiron. To get to Harp, the cunning Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong) uses Michael. The question now here is - will Michael remain loyal to Lord Benton or will he eventually realize and side with Harp instead?
Frontier TV series also feature a strong female character that will definitely captivate viewers. Zoe Boyle plays Grace Emberly, a tavern owner who knows everything of what's happening in her town. Even Frontier executive producer, Jeff Fierson, had to admit that Emberley is a great character. "She has to be one of the pillars of this show," he added.
Frontier season 1 episodes were released on Netflix last Jan. 20, 2017. And yes, there will be a Frontier Season 2 soon.© 2021 The Classical Arts, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.