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Hot off its 31 Primetime Emmy nominations, Netflix has unveiled the premiere date and a set of images for the brand new original series, Marco Polo. The show is based on Marco Polo’s exploits in Kublai Khan’s court in China and will feature newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as the title character and The Man with the Iron Fists’ Zhu Zhu as Kokachin, Marco Polo’s love interest. Kon-Tiki’s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes and executive produce the season alongside show creator John Fusco as well as Dan Minahan and Harvey Weinstein. Hit the jump to check out the first five Marco Polo images. All ten episodes will debut on Netflix on December 12th at 12:01am Pst. The show also stars Joan Chen, Benedict Wong, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu and Tom Wu. Here’s the official description of Marco Polo »
- Perri Nemiroff
John Fusco ("Young Guns II") created the ten episode series which will look at Polo's time in the court of Kublai Khan. Also starring are Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Joan Chen, Remy Hill, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu, Chin Han and Tom Wu.
The first photos from the new series are also now available below.
- Garth Franklin
Who knew Marco Polo looked so fetching on a horse?
According to a press release, the drama will be rife with warfare, manipulation, and sexual intrigue, as well as a global cast featuring Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as the titular character, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu as Polo’s love interest, Joan Chen as Empress Chabi, and Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan.
Netflix also released five sneak-peek photos in anticipation for the show’s premiere. »
- Teresa Jue
“Marco Polo,” an upcoming Netflix original series about the famed Italian explorer, will premiere on Dec. 12 in all territories where the streaming service is available. The growing original content provider dropped the date on Thursday along with five stills from the 10-episode first season of the drama, which stars newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as Polo. Also read: Netflix Tackles Politics in First French Original Series ‘Marseille’ Chinese actress Zhu Zhu plays Marco's love interest, while Joan Chen (“Twin Peaks”) and Benedict Wong (“Prometheus”) co-star in the series following the explorer's adventures through Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China. “Marco Polo” was created by John. »
- Greg Gilman
Netflix's Marco Polo will set sail in December, it was announced on Thursday. The streaming service's new original series, about the explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China, will be available on Dec. 12, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Pt. The 10-episode drama, created by John Fusco (Young Guns II), stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco and Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. Beijing-born Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas) plays Marco's love interest Kokachin. Joan Chen, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu, Chin Han and Tom Wu round out the cast. Fusco and Harvey
- Hilary Lewis
Marco Polo will make landfall in late 2014.
Netflix announced Thursday that its anticipated original series about the famed explorer will be released on Dec. 12. The drama — which stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role — is set in 1200s China, “a world replete with astonishing martial arts, sexual intrigue, political skullduggery and spectacular battles.”
Scroll down to view the first five images from the big-budget series.
Explorer, trader and inventor of swimming pool and hide-and-seek games, Italian adventurer Marco Polo is the subject of a new TV miniseries that charts his 13th century exploits. The show lands on Netflix on December 12, and, like a merchant laying their spicy wares at our feet, it has some first-look stills revealing the Oriental treasures in store. Click on the photos for a closer look. The Venetian, whose permanent gap year took him as far as China and was recounted in his epic travelogue The Travels Of Marco Polo, is played by newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy. The ten-part series, produced for the on-demand service by Harvey Weinstein and company, will see his traveller discovering that the intriguing and betrayals of Kublai Khan’s court is even more fiddly to negotiate than whatever A-road connects Venice with Ancient Mongolia.Joining Richelmy are Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas’s Megan Sixsmith) as alluring siren Kokachin, »
Egyptian star Amr Waked (best known internationally for his performances in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Syriana) has joined the cast of the Weinstein Company/Netflix TV series collab, Marco Polo, which follows the travels of the 13th Century explorer. Currently shooting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Waked joins star Lorenzo Richelmy, who is playing Marco Polo, as well as Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune. The 10-episode drama was created by John Fusco, and focuses on the famed explorer's journey that takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China - "a world replete with astonishing martial arts, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Story follows a young Marco Polo (Richelmy), who finds himself at the center of a brutal war between two empires in 13th century China, rife with close combat, romance and sexual intrigue, religious tension, political skullduggery and spectacular battles.
Chen will play Chabi, empress of of the Yuan Dynasty.
This marks her return to television after appearing in “Twin Peaks” for several seasons. Chen’s past credits include “Hemingway and Gellhorn” and “Lust, Caution.” She is repped by Inphenate and attorney Stuart Rosenthal.
The 10-episode series will bow on Netflix in late 2014.
- Justin Kroll
Review Becky Lea 28 Apr 2014 - 21:58
ITV's new crime mini-series is a tense, dramatic affair - though when was the last time you saw a floppy disk in real life?
This review contains spoilers.
Prey opens with police officer Marcus Farrow (John Simm) emerging from a crashed police van: not in his professional capacity, but as a prisoner. He swiftly makes an escape after helping the other victims of the crash in a bold opening that quickly sets the tone for the remaining episode. Flashback to three days earlier, Farrow is helping his colleague and friend, Sean (Craig Parkinson), with an investigation into a body that could be a missing Turkish gangster, the key to which could be on a couple of floppy disks which hold the original case files (it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a floppy disk as a crucial plot point).
What initially »
After taking on politics and the American prison system with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, respectively, Netflix is looking to the high seas for its next original series. Marco Polo, based on the life of the famed explorer, was green-lit back in January, and now the streaming giant has secured an all-international cast to lead the series, planned to run for 10 episodes.
Lorenzo Richelmy will star as the titular explorer, whose journeys take him into the center of a vicious war raging in 13th century China, into “a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skullduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue,” according to the official press release. The Italian actor is almost entirely unknown to American audiences, though he did star in the 2010 film Fat Cat, for which he won an acting award at the Brussels International Film Festival.
Richelmy is joined by multiple actors who »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Weinstein Company hierarchy announced (8) that production is underway on the Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of the legendary explorer.
Shoot locations include Italy, Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia.
The Weinstein Company has acquired rights from Beta Film to the crime drama series Gomorra after starting negotiations at Mipcom 2013. Stefano Sollima, Claudio Cupellini and Francesca Comencini direct and Marco D’Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, [link »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Marco Polo has been found.
The previously announced, highly anticipated drama from The Weinstein Company about the adventures of Marco Polo has begun production for Netflix.
The show, which will have a 10-episode first season and premiere on Netflix in late 2014, will follow the famed explorer’s journey as it 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,” according to the press release. The cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, and Rick Yune. »
- Erin Strecker
Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy ("Terra e vento," "Fat Cat") will play the title character. Also in the cast are British actor Benedict Wong ("Prometheus"), American-born Rick Yune ("Olympus Has Fallen"), Australian Remy Hii ("Neighbors"), Chinese actor Zhu Zhu ("Cloud Atlas"), and Hong Kong-born Tom Wu ("Skyfall")
Filming has begun in Venice with the production slated to move to Kazakhstan and then the new Pinewood Studios facility in Malaysia. The series will mostly stick to Polo's time traveling in China during the 13th century.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The streaming service has put together a decidedly international cast for its upcoming drama about the legendary 13th century traveler. Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy stars as the title character in Marco Polo, which has begun filming in Venice before moving on to Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. Richelmy starred in the Italian dramedy Terra e vento and has appeared in other films including Fat Cat and Terzo tempo. The cast also includes England’s Benedict Wong (Prometheus), China’s Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Hong Kong-born and London-raised Tom Wu (Skyfall), Aussie Remy Hii (Treading Water) and Washington, D.C. native Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen). Creator John Fusco and Harvey Weinstein are executive producing the Weinstein Co. drama, which received a 10-episode straight-to-series order in January. Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg are directing the first two episodes. Dan Minahan is exec producing and also directing two episodes. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
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 as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune. Creator John Fusco and Harvey Weinstein will serve as executive producers. Dan Minahan will also serve as executive producer and will direct two »
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