Netflix has always been in the business of making bold moves. This was a company that made the seemingly-stupid decision of mailing its customers DVDs, and once that took off, it made the decision to shift its focus to online streaming. They then shifted their emphasis onto producing original content, a move that seems to be doing wonders for them. While all the signs point to this being a big success, the fact is they’re the only ones with their hands on all their user data, so even when they make a move seemingly out of the blue, we can only imagine it’s because they know something we don’t.
In another move where they prove they have all the cards, Netflix and Discovery have renewed the series Frontier for a second season, THR reports. The Jason Momoa-led series, which follows fur-trading between Native tribes and Europeans (along with the tenuous relationship between cultures). The interesting thing about this news is that the series is still a month away from its Season 1 premiere on Netflix.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of a network giving an advance order on a series. Heck, just a few weeks back, we learned that Netflix had greenlit Stranger Things Season 2 prior to the first season dropping on the streaming service.
The big difference here, of course, is that the Stranger Things news wasn’t announced until sometime after the first season aired. This shows an undeniable amount of confidence from Netflix that Frontier is one heck of a show. Of course, Netflix doesn’t deserve sole credit here, or even most. The show itself is made by Take the Shot Productions, ASAP Entertainment, in association with Discovery. In Canada, Discovery serves as the exclusive broadcaster, where Netflix covers all other territories.
Ken MacDonald, VP and GM at Discovery Canada had the following to say about the announcement:
"As we started to see this cinematic, well-cast and meticulously produced series come to life as we’d dared imagine for season one, we knew we’d created a uniquely immersive world and story that begged for expansion to a second season. Our decision to begin filming another six episodes before the series’ world premiere is a testament to our confidence in Frontier's world-class storytelling."
While this is great news for the show itself, this also seems to bode well for the DC Extended Universe. While Jason Momoa definitely looks like a grade A badass as Aquaman, the jury’s still been out as to whether or not he’d actually be able to carry a standalone Aquaman film. This renewal seems to imply his ability to hold his own, so that makes this writer all the more excited to see what Momoa can bring to the table in the upcoming Justice League film.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see the show, and do you think this spells good things for Aquaman? Let us know what you think down below!
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