Frontier is one of Netflix’s most underappreciated shows, and many are still hopeful that Netflix would keep it around. Although some sources claim that Frontier has been renewed for a fourth season, three years after the third season premiered, it seems improbable that the show would ever return.
Declan Harp (played by Jason Momoa) is an outlaw who worked in the fur trade a few centuries ago in Frontier, an action-adventure television series.
Season 1 of this Netflix/Discovery Canada co-production was released back in 2016. For three seasons, Netflix released new seasons every year, with season 3 debuting globally in November 2018 for the third and final season (Netflix Canada slightly later).
Whether or not Frontier Season 4 will be renewed
The official status of the renewal has been canceled by the company
Despite the fact that Netflix has yet to make an official announcement, we can safely assume that the show has been cancelled after three seasons. There has yet to be any formal confirmation from either Netflix or Discovery Canada.
It was reported soon after the release of season 3 that the program would be returning, largely from Jason Momoa, who initially sounded sure in the show’s return and was indeed planning for that event.
In an Instagram post, he discusses extensively about the show. Most importantly, however, is his last statement: “Season 4 is going to turn dark.”
It was back in January 2019 that the Frontier star posted another video on YouTube, this time during a trip to his home state of Iowa.
Star Jessica Matten announced on Instagram that she would not be returning for Season 4 of the hit television series. “Rest in peace Declan,” Jason Momoa wrote on his Instagram story, in reference to his character’s death in Frontier.
Since then, the show’s founders and performers have all moved on to new endeavors. For his work, Rob Blackie has produced Little Dog, SurrealEstate and has planned projects such as Astrid and Lilly Save the World, Son of a Critch, and Astrid Save the Day.
Even if we never hear anything formal about Frontier again, the show will live on as one of Netflix’s best ever co-productions. Fans of the show can also check out Jason Momoa’s YouTube channel for making-of films.
Discovery Canada and Netflix collaborated on the project, which is the channel’s first original written commission.
Frontier was shot in a variety of places in Canada, including Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Ontario, as well as Cornwall and Northumberland in the United Kingdom.
The first season was met with mixed reactions. On Rotten Tomatoes, movie has a 43 percent approval rating based on 14 reviews, with the consensus reading “Jason Momoa’s strong performance as Declan Harp is ultimately weighted down by Frontier’s frequently slow storyline.”
Based on 11 critic reviews, Metacritic assigned the series a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, indicating “mixed or mediocre reviews.”
The series was described as “an action-packed, straightforward, and extremely amusing narrative about the cutthroats who established this country by robbing it, when they weren’t busy killing each other” by John Doyle of The Globe and Mail in a good review.
Frontier was “far from being a whitewashed tale of the English, Scots, Irish, and French battling it out for possession of fur and territory,” according to Doyle, who thought the first episode’s portrayal of contacts with First Nations was “delicately handled.”
The second season was more well-received, with a perfect critic rating of 100 percent based on 5 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
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