Chief of War: Jason Momoa Calls His Apple TV+ Series "My Braveheart"

Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to Chief of War, a limited series starring, written and executive produced by Khal Drogo, no, sorry –  Jason Momoa. It hails from Endeavor Content and Chernin Entertainment. Never mind Aquaman, Momoa will be playing what sounds like a real monarch of the high seas from history, one who should be more well-known. Or at least a warlord.

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Chief of War: Jason Momoa attends the 'Justice League' photocall at The College in London, England. Editorial credit: Cubankite /

Chief of War is created by Momoa and his longtime collaborator Thomas Pa'a Sibbett, the eight-episode Chief of War follows the epic and unprecedented telling of the unification and colonization of Hawaii from an indigenous point of view. Momoa & Sibbett executive-produce with Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Erik Holmberg, and Doug Jung who also serves as showrunner. Justin Chon, hot off directing 4 episodes of Apple TV+'s acclaimed adaptation of Min Jing Lee's novel Pachinko, is in negotiations to direct the first two episodes. Here's a look at Momoa explaining why he's so passionate about the project:

This project will be the first time Momoa has created and written a series for television. He previously co-wrote, directed, and starred in the feature film Road to Paloma, which was released back in 2014. He and Pa'a Sibbett also co-wrote the story for the upcoming feature The Last Manhunt, with Momoa appearing in a supporting role. Momoa also starred in the feature film Braven in 2018, which was co-written by Pa'a Sibbett. Given that Momoa also stars in the post-apocalyptic series See for Apple TV+. In short, Momoa has been a busy bee. Given his past form with Apple TV, it's probably a no-brainer that they would buy his TV series to stay in business with him. Chief of War is a rare big-budget mainstream dramatization of a major chapter in Hawaiian history and, by extension, US history.

See, where Momoa plays the heroic leader of a tribe in a world of the blind, has been renewed for a third season.

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About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.
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