If we’re being honest, we tuned into the premiere of Discovery’s new original series Frontier because… well, how could you not want more
Kahl Drogo Jason Momoa in your life? But then, once we actually watched the show we were hooked for plenty of other reasons.
If you haven’t seen it yet, think bloody battles, gritty dramatic scenes that show the underbelly of the North American fur trade and a historical undertaking unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Series star Allan Hawco wasn’t kidding when he told us this is one of the darkest times in North American history. Now, we’re a little bit obsessed with what’s going to happen next.
While we still have to wait for new episodes every week, thankfully there’s a new online companion site that makes the wait between installments a little bit easier to handle.
Dark Providence takes the Frontier experience and somehow makes it even more eerie. The site opens with a video of Mr. Momoa as Declan Harp before launching into a landing page that displays a bunch of the supporting characters, like Captain Chesterfield, Father Coffin and Sokanon. If you click on one of those characters, suddenly an immersive video begins playing that explains the character motivations. It’s a brilliant way to give us a little more insight into some of our favourites without taking away from the overall story on the show itself.
One of our favourites is Sokanon’s video, which is basically her, by the fire, plotting out her revenge and ripping a doll to shreds. (And here we thought we couldn’t love actress Jessica Matten anymore than we already do.) There are six videos all together, with each one containing “enhanced” experiences if the user presses specific keys on the keyboard while watching.
Speaking of watching, we’re still glued to our TV screens every Sunday at 9 p.m., when new episodes of the series air. If you haven’t watched it yet you can catch up now with DiscoveryGo. We promise you won’t be disappointed — after all, there’s a reason Frontier was the highest-rated scripted Canadian show to debut on specialty TV this year.
And also, Jason Momoa… did we mention Jason Momoa? Nobody throws an axe quite like he does.