Netflix and The Weinstein Company are joining the historical epic TV game with the upcoming miniseries “Marco Polo,” based on the famous adventures of the Venetian merchant visiting 13th century China.
Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy is playing Polo, who travels to the court of Mongolian conquerer Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong), where he's drawn into a world of romance, intrigue and inter-dynastic drama.
Zhu Zhu, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Rick Yune, Claudia Kim (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Joan Chen (“Twin Peaks”) co-star.
The ten-episode series was crated by John Fusco, who will exec produce and serve as showrunner along with “Game of Thrones” vet Dan Minahan. Ben Silverman and Chris Grant of Electus are also Executive Producing. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) directed the first two hours and will also serve as executive producers. “Marco Polo” was filmed in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia.
All ten episodes of premiere on Friday, December 12 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix.
Meet the “Marco Polo” cast here: