Netflix Sets Premiere Date for ‘Marco Polo’ — Plus First Images

/ Aug 28, 2014

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Netflix will premiere its first historical drama, “Marco Polo,” in all territories on December 12, 2014.

The series, which was originally developed by The Weinstein Company and Electus for Starz, follows the adventures of the famous explorer in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China. Stars include Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as Polo and Zhu Zhu (“Cloud Atlas”) as Polo’s love interest.

Series creator John Fusco (“Hidalgo”) serves as an executive producer alongside Harvey Weinstein and Ben Silverman. Dan Minahan (“Game of Thrones”) is also executive producing and directed two episodes of the 10-episode first season. Other executive producers and directors include Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), while Patrick MacManus co-executive produced, and Collin Creighton produced on behalf of The Weinstein Company.

In addition to announcing the premiere date, Netflix has released the first few images from the series, which was shot internationally:

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Marco Polo on a boat.

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Kublai Khan, in his royal element.

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Marco Polo on a horse.

A scene from Netflix's "Marco Polo."  Photo Credit: Phil Bray for Netflix.

A lot of people on a horse.

Images by Phil Bray for Netflix

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