EXCLUSIVE: Simone Kessell (Yellow jackets) runs as a series regular opposite Jason Clarke in The last frontier, Jon Bokenkamp’s upcoming drama series on Apple TV+ (The blacklist) and Richard D’Ovidio (The call). The series received a 10-episode order in February 2023.
Starring Clarke as U.S. Marshal Frank Remnick, The last frontier follows Frank, the sole marshal in charge of Alaska’s quiet and rugged wilderness, whose jurisdiction is upended when a prison transport plane crashes in a remote wilderness, releasing dozens of violent inmates. Charged with protecting the city he swore to keep safe, he begins to suspect that the crash was not an accident, but the first step in a well-laid plan with international political implications.
Kessell will play Sarah, Frank’s wife.
Haley Bennett and Dominic Cooper also star.
The series is produced by Apple Studios. Sam Hargrave (Extraction) directs the pilot and serves as executive producer alongside Bokenkamp, D’Ovidio and Clarke.
Kessell, a Maori actress from New Zealand, is best known for her portrayal of Lottie in the Emmy-nominated Showtime series. Yellow jackets, as well as his work on Obi-Wan KenobI. She is replaced by Buchwald, Goodman Genow Schenkman and 42West.