‘Chief of War’: The New Apple TV Series happening this Year!
A limited series starring Jason Momoa and created and executive produced by him has been handed a straight-to-series order by Apple TV+.Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content produced it. Jason Momoa is gearing up for his next major project with Apple TV+, following the success of the post-apocalyptic drama series “See”. This is everything we know about “Chief of War.” Read on to find out the release date and other details about the series.
When is the release date of the ‘Chief of War’?
According to PremiereDate, Chief of War Season 1 will be debuted in 2023. The historical drama series “Chief of War,” which the “Aquaman” actor co-created, wrote, and stars in, has been given a straight-to-series order for eight episodes. This is the first time the DCEU actor has written for television.“Chief of War” is now the second Apple series led by Momoa. The series chronicles the unification and colonization of Hawaii from the perspective of the native Hawaiian population.
Production Team of the Series
Momoa will write alongside Thomas Pa’a Sibbett. They are also executive producers alongside Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Erik Holmberg, and Doug Jung. Presently, Jung is also set to take on the role of showrunner. Justin Chon is in negotiations to direct the first two episodes. Endeavor Content and Chernin Entertainment will produce.
Plot of ‘Chief of War’
According to Variety’s synopsis, “Chief of War” takes a look back in time to “trace the story of the unification and colonization of Hawaii” from the perspective of the indigenous people who experienced it firsthand. The project seems to have been born out of Momoa’s own interests; the actor has always been open about his pride in his Hawaiian roots (his father is of native Hawaiian and Samoan descent, while his mother is of Pawnee lineage). Based on this, it took place sometime between 1795 and 1810, when King Kamehameha I finally managed to bring the Hawaiian islands under a single monarchy following years of fighting.
Cast Details of the Series
On “Chief of War,” along with writing and being the executive producer, Jason Momoa will play the historical figure Ka’iana. Temuera Morrison will also appear in the Apple TV+ series and play King Kahekili of Maui. The historical person was a legendary chieftain famous for nearly destroying his country through brutal rule. Morrison has also appeared in the “Aquaman” flick, where he plays Momoa’s fictional father, Thomas Curry. Morrison is most recognized for his role as the title character in “The Book of Boba Fett,” a Disney+ series that takes place in the “Star Wars” world. In the past, he has made appearances in The Mandalorian, Once Were Warriors, and Moana.
King Kamehameha II’s queen consort Ka’ahumanu is played by New Zealand actress Luciane Buchanan. Moses Goods (“NCIS: Hawai’i”) as Moku, Chief Advisor to King Kamehameha of Hawai’i, Siua Ikale’o as Nahi, Momoa’s youngest brother, and Te Ao o Hinepehinga (“Breakwater”) as Kupuohi, Momoa’s on-screen wife. James Udom (“The Sandman”) plays Tony, Mainei Kinimaka (“See”) plays Heke, and Te Kohe Tuhaka (“The Convert”) depicts the elite warrior Namake. Brandon Finn (“Three Women”) plays Prince Kpule, Morrison’s on-screen son.