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[04/08/14 - 07:32 AM]
Production Is Underway on Epic Netflix Original Series "Marco Polo" Produced by The Weinstein Company
The global cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune.

[01/14/14 - 06:01 AM]
Netflix Original Series Based on the Epic Adventures of "Marco Polo" to Premiere in Late 2014
Produced by The Weinstein Company, the nine chapter chronicle - originally set up at Starz - will begin shooting soon at the new Pinewood Studios, Malaysia, featuring a global cast.

[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.

[08/02/12 - 11:15 AM]
Starz at TCA: Albrecht Talks "Spartacus" Ending, Ballparks Premieres for New Originals
Plus: the executive on "Incursion," "Da Vinci's Demons," "Black Sails," "Marco Polo" and "Noir."

[03/28/12 - 06:01 AM]
Electus International Unveils Scripted Television Slate For MIPTV 2012 Global Marketplace
Highlights include the likes of "Marco Polo," "Zanzuri" and "William the Conquerer."

[02/08/12 - 09:32 AM]
Electus and The Weinstein Company Attach Dave Erickson to Executive Produce Starz' Epic New Adventure Series "Marco Polo"
"John Fusco has created an epic character and adventure drama unlike anything I've read or seen on television. I'm proud to be part of it," said Dave Erickson.

[01/13/12 - 05:31 AM]
Starz, The Weinstein Company and Electus Collaborate on Epic New Original Series, "Marco Polo"
"Marco Polo" is John Fusco's fantastical martial arts epic, chronicling the famous adventurer's early years in the court of Kublai Khan.







MARCO POLO (NETFLIX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/13/12 - 4/8/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, April 2014) The Weinstein Company announced today that production is underway on "MARCO POLO," a Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of Marco Polo. Shoot locations for the ten episode first season include Italy, Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. Netflix plans to premiere the series in late 2014. The famed explorer's journey takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China, a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skullduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue. The global cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy (IL TERZO TEMPO) as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong (PROMETHEUS), Zhu Zhu (CLOUD ATLAS), Tom Wu (SKYFALL), Remy Hii (TREADING WATER) and Rick Yune (OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS). Creator John Fusco (FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, YOUNG GUNS, HIDALGO) and Harvey Weinstein will serve as executive producers. Dan Minahan (GAME OF THRONES, TRUE BLOOD) will also serve as executive producer and will direct two episodes. Joachim Rǿnning and Espen Sandberg (Academy Award nominated KON-TIKI, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES) will direct the season's first two episodes. Patrick MacManus will serve as co-executive producer. Collin Creighton will produce on behalf of The Weinstein Company.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Benedict Wong
· Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo
· Remy Hii
· Rick Yune
· Tom Wu
· Zhu Zhu
CREW INFORMATION:
· Collin Creighton as PROD
· Dan Minahan as EP/DIR
· Espen Sandberg as DIR
· Harvey Weinstein as EP
· Joachim Ronning as DIR
· John Fusco as CRTR/EP
· Patrick MacManus as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Weinstein Company, The