Although it’s one of the most underrated series on Netflix, “Frontier” actually has quite an interesting plot. It is a historical drama that is based on the conflicting North American fur trade way back in the eighteenth century. Although it sounds way too much like a chapter from your history book, believe me, it’s not! There are ample drama and action for you to enjoy as the story progresses along!
The first season came out in 2016, followed by a second in 2017 and a third in 2018. Even though the story was something standing out on its own, the key highlight for all the three seasons was its lead character. Yes, Jason Mamoa! Well, I’m pretty sure he stands out everywhere he goes, considering how huge he is!
This show was co-produced by both Netflix and Discovery Canada. Although, we must say Discovery did a pretty good job considering this was their first scripted venture, this division of authority led to a massive setback. What? Well, keep reading to know more!
After the third season came out in 2018, things have been quite a mess for “Frontier.” Due to the shared authority, there have been huge inconsistencies regarding how the characters were portrayed during the show. Well, it’s been two years since the last season came out, and there haven’t been any announcements from either Netflix or Discovery Canada.
However, a while back, Jason Mamoa revealed that productions for “Frontier Season 4” would be starting soon. He even put out a YouTube post where he revealed that he would have to return to Vancouver soon. Interestingly, Vancouver is the place where all the three seasons of the show have been shot! But soon after, another actor from the show, Jessica Matten, posted on her Instagram handle that there would be no Season 4. Momoa, too followed up with a “Rest in peace Declan”!
I told you, it’s a mess. Were there any disputes regarding the licenses to the show? We don’t know! What we can say, however, that show isn’t going to be renewed any time soon!
The biggest strength for the show is its star-studded cast and their amazing performances. Stealing the show as always is “Aquaman” star, Jason Mamoa, as Declan Harp. The other characters include Alun Armstrong as Lord Benten, Landon Liboiron as Michael Smyth, and Zoe Boyle as Grace Emberly.
There has been a downside to having such a huge star on board as well. Due to Mamoa’s tight schedule courtesy of Marvel Studios and other such ventures, quite a few of the episodes have been a shot in a hurry. One such example is the Season 3 finale, which was so haphazard that it created quite a rage among fans!
The third season left us with a huge cliffhanger. Declan’s son, who was supposedly dead, was not dead. What? Yes! However, what happened is something we have no clue about! So, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Another aspect that was left open for the fans was the fact that Harp finally realizes the truth about O’Reilley and even manages to invade the Company’s Trade. But past experiences have led us to believe that the Hudson’s Bay Company doesn’t like being messed around with! So what happens next? Maybe we’ll get to know soon enough!
So for all of you who haven’t really watched the series, let me sum it up for you. The story revolves around Declan Harp, a part-Irish, a part-Cree outlaw who protests against the Hudson’s Bay Company’s monopoly on the fur trade. To prevent this, the Company attacks his family, killing everyone, including his wife and son.
Well, if you poke a bear, it is going to come after you. In this case, Harp lost everything he ever cared for. And boy did he make the Company pay! Were you excited already? Go on, enjoy it now!