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Apple TV+'s Chief Of War - What We Know So Far

While there's no denying that boasting a huge, varied library of beloved movies and TV shows will give you an edge over the competition, it's becoming clear that original content is the real key to success in the streaming game. Disney+ continues to make waves with its host of Marvel Studios projects, HBO Max has won over viewers with the likes of "Peacemaker" and "Our Flag Means Death," and Netflix continues to find success with favorites such as "Stranger Things" and "Bridgerton." Unsurprisingly, the folks at Apple TV+ haven't ignored this fact either.

Though not necessarily one of the giants of the streaming world, Apple TV+ launched in 2019 and quickly carved out its own niche in the streaming landscape. Its stockpile of original shows likely went a long way in making that happen. Dramas like "Servant," comedies like "Ted Lasso," and even children's programs like "Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock" have performed well, so much so that the streamer is hard at work churning out even more titles in hopes of appealing to potential subscribers. In fact, two brand new projects have just come to light: "Shrinking" and "Chief of War."

Information about these productions is scarce as of now, but Apple TV+ hasn't totally left everyone in the dark. Here's what we know so far about the Jason Momoa-led "Chief of War" specifically.

Chief of War tells a tale of conflict and prophecy

Jason Momoa is no stranger to Apple TV+, considering he's the star in one of its most well-known in-house endeavors, "See": a story about a distant future where humanity has lost its sense of sight and must find new ways to survive as a result. However, "Chief of War" is a much different animal — one that will take both Momoa and streaming viewers back to the Hawaii of centuries past. During this warring era, famed warrior Ka'iana retires from the battlefield, but not for long. He's told he's at the center of a prophecy that will bring peace to Hawaii, thus pulling him back into the fray (via The Ankler).

As revealed by Variety, Momoa will wear multiple hats for "Chief of War." In addition to starring in the eight-episode-long drama, he'll also executive produce and co-write it with  Thomas Pa'a Sibbett. Erik Holmberg, Francis Lawrence, Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin, and Doug Jung, who also signed on as showrunner, will join them as EPs. Justin Chon is currently in talks to sit in the director's chair for the first two installments. At the time of publication, cast and release date information has yet to manifest, so we'll have to keep an eye out in the coming months.

All in all, there's a lot to look forward to from "Chief of War." One can only hope that its Apple TV+ arrival isn't too far away.