#iCraveFridays Welcomes Acclaimed, Canadian Screen Award Nominated Original Series, FRONTIER, Now Streaming in Canada on CraveTV

— January 27, 2017

– Jason Momoa star vehicle garnering huge buzz following international launch –
– Nominated for seven Canadian Screen Awards including Best Actor and Best Director –

“Highly recommended.” – The Globe and Mail

“. . . an action-packed, rather bloody tale from those frothy preindustrial days." – New York Times

“. . . doesn't delay its payoffs; it prefers to move forward like the proverbial mofo.” – The Hollywood Reporter

FRONTIER privileges complication and nuance over titillation and pulp – and capitalizes on what television specifically can do in terms of telling a multi-pronged, multi-location story.” – Variety

Click HERE to screen the FRONTIER trailer. TORONTO (January 27, 2017) – #iCraveFridays today celebrates FRONTIER, the cutthroat, untamed, hit Discovery original Canadian drama now stacked with all six episodes ready for streaming in Canada on CraveTV. With an international cast led by action star Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES), FRONTIER enjoyed record-breaking ratings for its world debut on Discovery in late 2016, was recently nominated for seven Canadian Screen Awards, and is now winning over audiences and critics everywhere after its recent international launch on Netflix. With production recently wrapping on a six-episode second season, now is the perfect time to binge the series that The Hollywood Reporter calls “. . . bloody, unpretentious fun.” Ambitiously cinematic in scope, Discovery’s first-ever original Canadian scripted series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century. The gritty series’ star-studded cast includes Momoa, Landon Liboiron (HEMLOCK GROVE), Alun Armstrong (NEW TRICKS), Zoe Boyle (DOWNTON ABBEY), Allan Hawco (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), and Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning). Momoa and Liboiron were both nominated for Canadian Screen Awards in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award is Brad Peyton in the category of Best Direction in a Dramatic Series. Set against the stunning, raw backdrop of 1700s Canada, FRONTIER is a thrilling, action-filled series revolving around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in a ruthless game of wealth and power. Irish stowaway Michael Smyth (Liboiron) has barely stepped foot in the New World when he becomes embroiled in a dangerous battle between the fearless and violent Declan Harp (Momoa), and the formidable Lord Benton (Armstrong) of the Hudson’s Bay Company. A dramatic story of revenge and riches, betrayal and brutality, and survival of the fittest in the James Bay fur trade, FRONTIER’s rich and raw cast of characters are all gunning to be the last man standing – from the combustable Scottish Brown Brothers (Hawco, Michael Patric, Stephen Lord), to crafty ale house owner Grace Emberly (Boyle), to treacherous Captain Chesterfield (Evan Jonigkeit), and rich American entrepreneur Samuel Grant (Shawn Doyle). All are willing to do whatever it takes to hold the keys to the kingdom of the New World. FRONTIER anchors CraveTV’s compelling Dramas Collection, joining CTV’s gripping new original series CARDINAL, popular CraveTV Original series OUTSIDERS and SHUT EYE, event television series ROOTS, and many more. FRONTIER is co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie, and produced by Take That 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, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. For Take The Shot Productions, Alex Patrick, John Vatcher, Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, and Michael Levine are Executive Producers. For ASAP Entertainment, Brad Peyton and Jeff Pierson are Executive Producers.

About CraveTV:

Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.


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