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Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones will star in Discovery Canada's Frontier

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa will lead the cast in Discovery Canada's upcoming show Frontier, the network's first original scripted series.

Production under way in St. John's, Morrisburg, Ont., Louisbourg, N.S., and Cornwall, U.K.

Jason Momoa poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January 2014. Momoa will star in Discovery Canada's upcoming show Frontier. (Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa will lead the cast in Discovery Canada's upcoming show Frontier, the network's first original scripted series.

The new drama centres on the sometimes bloody struggle for wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century.

The show is being shot in 4K resolution and production is underway in St. John's, Morrisburg, Ont., Louisbourg, N.S., and Cornwall, U.K.

Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie created the six-episode, one-hour drama.

Canadian director Brad Peyton will helm the first two episodes.

The cast also includes Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, and Allan Hawco.

Canadian independent producers Take the Shot Productions and Factory Backwards are behind the show.

It will debut next year in Canada on Bell Media platforms including Discovery, Discovery GO, and CraveTV, and on Netflix in international markets.

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