According to Deadline, The Book of Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison has officially been tapped to join Apple TV+’s forthcoming historical drama Chief of War. The limited series reunites Morrison with his Aquaman and The Frontier co-star Jason Momoa, who is attached to lead the project.
The New Zealand-born actor is set to portray the role of King Kahekili, the King of Maui. This marks Morrison’s first non-Star Wars TV project in two years.
Chief of War will be co-written and executive produced by Momoa and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, with Doug Jung set as the showrunner. The epic story follows the unification and colonization of Hawaii from an indigenous point of view. This marks Momoa’s latest collaboration with Apple TV+, following the conclusion of the sci-fi epic See.
The series is executive produced by Jung, Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Erik Holmberg, and Justin Cho, who’s also serving as the director for the first two episodes. It is produced by Endeavor Content and Chernin Entertainment.
Momoa will next be seen in a number of high-profile projects, including the long-awaited Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, where he will once again reprise the role of the DC superhero. He has also joined the cast of Fast X and will star in Francis Lawrence’s fantasy comedy-adventure Slumberland.