Jason Momoa, the star of “Aquaman” is set to headline “Chief of War,” a limited series that has been greenlit by the streamer Apple TV Plus.
Apple TV Plus has given a straight-to-series order to the show, which Jason Momoa has also penned, making it his writing debut for TV.
According to Deadline, “Chief of War” follows the epic and unprecedented telling of the unification and colonization of Hawaii from an indigenous point of view.
Jason Momoa, whose father is of Native Hawaiian ancestry, has also created and executive produced the eight-episode series with Thomas Pa’a Sibbett.
Justin Chon, who is known for co-directing the Apple series “Pachinko” with Kogonada, is in negotiations to helm the first two episodes of “Chief of War.”
Executive producers on the series also include Erik Holmberg, Francis Lawrence, Doug Jung, Peter Chernin, and Jenno Topping, who also serve as showrunner.
The show comes from Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.
Jason Momoa’s previous writing credits include films Momoa also directed, such as “Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin’ the Blinds in B Minor,” a short, and “Road To Paloma.”
Jason Momoa currently stars in Apple TV Plus’s post-apocalyptic drama series See, renewed for a third season.
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