Castles feature in new series of Netflix drama

The third series of a historical Netflix drama which caused great excitement while it was being filmed in north Northumberland in March has been released to view.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 12:52 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 13:04 pm
Bamburgh beach and castle appearing on the trailer for the third series of the Netflix drama Frontier.

And if the trailer is anything to go by, both Bamburgh and Chillingham castles feature heavily.

Frontier, based on the North American fur trade of the 1700s, stars giant Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa, who was also in Game of Thrones and is Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe.

The cafe in Chillingham Castle appearing on the trailer for the third series of the Netflix drama Frontier.

When he was spotted in the Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, and the Lord Crewe in Bamburgh, it led to a flurry of selfies and a huge stir on social media.

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A Facebook post of our sister title, The Northumberland Gazette, showing a picture taken by Alnwick man Nigel Coffey quickly reached more than 180,000 people and attracted 1,500 likes and 1,700 comments, making it one of its most popular posts of the year.

Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the latest series.

All six episodes of season three premiere on Netflix. The series also stars popular North East actor Alun Armstrong.

Momoa plays Declan Harp, a frontiesrsman and outlaw of Irish and Cree parents who finds himself caught in the Hudson Bay Company’s efforts to seize control of, and capitalize on, the burgeoning fur trade in Canada.

It is the second Netflix release this month to feature Northumberland.

Robert the Bruce movie, Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine, was partially filmed in Berwick.