Netflix has gotten to the point where it has the ability to make a show about basically anything if it so chooses. Women's prison? The power struggles of the North American fur trade through the Hudson's Bay Company in the late 18th century? Royal Typewriter Company latest program, Frontiertakes a brutal look at Canada in the late s when they seemed to be much less polite than they are today.

Much of the action Frintier around Hudson's Bay Company, which may cause some viewers to wonder if the company ever really existed, even though the show is billed as historical fiction.

Viewers versed in fashion will likely recognize that not only is the Hudson's Bay Company realbut it's still around today. Bustle reached out to a rep for Hudson's Bay Company for comment on its portrayal in Frontierbut has not yet heard back. Hudson's Bay Company is one of Canada's biggest companies, having been around since the late Hudson Bay Company Frontier.

Hudson's Bay Company as it's portrayed in Frontier holds Ferraras Baking Company monopoly on the fur trade in Canada, Frontoer is Frontidr to how powerful the company truly was in those times. However, at some point HBC went from being at the top of the fur game to being a major player in the world of department stores.

Frontier follows the fictional Declan Harp, a man who once worked with Hudson's Bay Company but has turned against them and is intent on bringing them down. As proven by the fact that it's still around today, it's clear that Declan Harp's plan doesn't end up working very well. Its big turning point as a company came in the late 19th century after the Gold Rush, when it became clear that trading fur was no longer a viable businessfor now customers "shopped with cash and not with skins," according to the HBC website.

Once the fur trade became a dying business, Hudson's Bay started focusing on selling other wares and expanding the kind of outerwear it would sell to include products that weren't exclusively fur.

Hudson's Bay presence in the world of clothing continued on to the point where it owns some Hudson Bay Company Frontier the biggest clothing retailers in North America. What happens when a man tries to Hkdson down a corporation that we know already wins?

Those answers might just be revealed when Frontier first season premieres on Netflix on Friday, Jan. Is Hudson's Bay Company Real?

Frontier (2016 TV series) - Wikipedia

Frontier is a Canadian historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie, chronicling the North American fur trade in late 1700s Canada. The series is co-produced by Discovery Canada, as the channel's first original scripted commission, and Netflix. The series premiered on November 6, 2016.No. of episodes: 18 (list of episodes)…