Game of Thrones and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa has landed the lead role in the upcoming Apple series See, writes The Hollywood Reporter. This news comes less than two months after Momoa pulled out of The Crow remake.
Not much is known about the show, although it is being described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Momoa's character is a tough and courageous warrior named Baba Voss, perhaps similar to his role as Khal Drogo, leader of the Dothraki on Game of Thrones.
Voss' description is in line with the actor's usual part as a rugged, bearded man like Declan Harp on Netflix's Frontier. And even when a role doesn't necessarily call for a rugged, bearded man, Momoa can make it so. For example, the much ragged-on hero of Aquaman became a total badass in Justice League thanks to the addition of glorious muscles and facial hair.
Written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter/director Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Locke, Allied, World War Z 2), See's first eight episodes will be directed by Hunger Games and Red Sparrow alumnus Francis Lawrence. Knight and Lawrence will also executive-produce the show alongside Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Kristen Campo.
See is the latest piece of genre programming ordered by Apple as the tech giant prepares to go toe to toe with the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Amazing Stories, Foundation, and an untitled space drama from Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore have all been scooped up by the company so far.