Jason Momoa will star/write a Hawaiian historical series

Jason Momoa is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood who has managed to juggle between television series and films. With his AppleTV+ To display “To see”, appearing in several netflix movies like the next fantasy movie”Slumberland” from the director Francois Laurentsupporting role in Denis Villeneuvethe Oscar-winning epic of “Dunes», and ending James Wan‘s”Aquamancontinued in the UK, Momoa has been working tirelessly for two years. And now he’s looking to continue that established relationship with Apple and playing a pretty big creative role in a new project.

Variety revealed that Momoa is reuniting with Apple for “War chief», an 8-episode historical drama series focusing on the unification and settlement of Hawaii from the perspective of the native population.

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Momoa, who is of Hawaiian descent, will both star and co-write alongside Thomas Pa’a Sibbett (“The Last Manhount”) with Doug Jung (“spirit hunter“) attached as showrunner and “blue bayou“director Justin Chon in talks to direct the first two episodes. Although this is the actor’s first time writing for television, he previously co-wrote the film “Paloma Road,in which he also starred and directed.

Chernin Entertainment will produce after recently working with Momoa on “Slumberland.”

Momoa’s other Apple series, “To see”, now in its third season, focuses on a post-apocalyptic future where nearly all of the remaining humans have lost their sense of sight.

The actor won’t be slowing down his work on studio blockbusters anytime soon as he’ll be playing the villain in “Quick 10” next to Wine Diesel and “The Suicide Squad” breakout actress Daniela Melchior in the near future. “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomwas recently pushed back by Warners for a March 17, 2023 release, to avoid going one-on-one with “Avatar 2.”

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