[11/12/14 - 06:30 AM] Netflix Releases "Marco Polo" Key Art In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, starring newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China.
[08/06/13 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, August 6 Updates include: Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman to exit "The Mentalist"; Justin Kirk cast in FX's "Tyrant"; and Starz's "Marco Polo" eyes new homes.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's second of 10 episodes) on 1/7/15
DESCRIPTION: (from Netflix's press release, January 2015) Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced a new ten episode chapter in the adventures of Marco Polo and upcoming premiere dates for some of its highly anticipated new original series. Marco Polo, the sweeping adventure that follows the famed explorer's exploits in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China, will return to delight the global Netflix audience. Creator John Fusco's tale of Marco's journey will continue for 10 all-new episodes as Marco navigates Kublai Khan's world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry. Fusco serves as executive producer along with Dan Minahan. Academy-Award nominated directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg also serve as executive producers. Season one was shot in Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Italy. Produced by The Weinstein Company, the series stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco and features Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Zhu Zhu, Chin Han, Olivia Cheng, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu, Mahesh Jadu, Claudia Kim and Rick Yune.