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Talking To The Cast Of Marco Polo At The NYC Premiere

17 December 2014 11:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix’s latest original series, Marco Polo, marks a new kind of small screen venture, one that’s indicative of a European miniseries. The 10-hour epic brings to life the adventures of the titular explorer (Lorenzo Richelmy) and his relationship with Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong). It’s one of the most expensive television series ever produced and is yet another stellar addition to Netflix’s arsenal of original programming.

Created by Jon Fusco, Marco Polo utilizes stunning locations (the show was shot in Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Italy) and detail-oriented cinematography to transport us to an exciting time period, one full of “betrayal, greed and sexual intrigue.”

Last week, the cast of the show touched down in New York for a red carpet premiere, and we were on hand to cover the event. While there, we spoke to them about how they prepared for their roles, why they think audiences will »

- Justine Browning

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Lorenzo Richelmy and Benedict Wong Talk Marco Polo, the Ambitious Production, Most Memorable Moments, and More

16 December 2014 8:10 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant.  Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Lorenzo Richelmy and Benedict Wong talked about getting involved with this show, how beautiful and ambitious the production was, shooting an adventure while they were on their own adventure, taking on the title role of a show of this size and scope, their most memorable moments, »

- Christina Radish

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Joan Chen Talks Marco Polo, Why the Role Was a No-Brainer, Learning About Mongol Queens, The Return of Twin Peaks, and More

13 December 2014 3:35 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant.  Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Joan Chen (who plays Kublai Khan’s wife, Empress Chabi) talked about first getting this script a long time ago, why the role was a no-brainer, what she liked about the character, what it took to be a strong woman in that era, »

- Christina Radish

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Benedict Wong: ‘Television is reflecting an era that has passed, it’s wrong’

12 December 2014 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He almost quit acting after being offered one stereotyped bit-part too many. Now, as Kublai Khan in Netflix’s Marco Polo, he’s ruling a fifth of the known world

I felt like we were doing 10 films,” says Benedict Wong, looking visibly exhausted at the memory of his six-month tenure as Kublai Khan in Marco Polo, Netflix’s epic new sensory overload of a drama series. “When I came out the other end I was kind of shellshocked, really. I just sat in my flat on the sofa, staring at the wall, going, ‘Ahhh, I like static’”. Sitting before me today, wearing a tweed blazer and a very earnest expression, the Salford-born actor speaks with a quiet thoughtfulness about what is possibly the world’s most bombastic television project yet.

Filmed in Venice, Kazakhstan and Malaysia on a reported budget of $90m (that’s second only to Game Of Thrones »

- Rachel Aroesti

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Meet the Sexy Stars of New Netflix Series 'Marco Polo'

12 December 2014 5:26 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The stars of Netflix's potential new binge-watching obsession, Marco Polo, stopped by the Et set to talk about the historical drama and the countless shirtless scenes.

Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, 24, is poised to become Hollywood's newest heartthrob for playing Marco Polo in the 10-hour series, but he doesn't believe he's worthy of the distinction.

News: Marco Polo Stars on Going Totally Nude for Netflix

"I don't think I'm beautiful enough to be a sex symbol," Lorenzo told Et's Brooke Anderson. "I think I have a good face for the screen, but I'm not like Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad Pitt. They're super beautiful. I'm more of a rough beauty."

Lorenzo's fans may beg to differ once they get a load of his shirtless scenes. The young star is bare chested for a good portion of the series and even appears nude at one point. He filled us in on the fitness regimen that he undertook to get ready »

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Netflix's Fun New Marco Polo Is All About the Wrath of Kublai Khan

12 December 2014 12:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Marco Polo, Netflix's new 10-episode series, is a fun, body-flinging, old-fashioned epic, the sort of story that drops a sensually handsome young man with a beard into a string of adventures in a world heavily spiced with the exotic. It is not as good as HBO's Game of Thrones, if that's what you were wondering. For one thing, there are no large prehistoric eggs that promise to hatch into dragons. And if there were, the dragons probably would also be old-fashioned: They would be the kind of stop-action clay figures that Ray Harryhausen created for Jason and the Argonauts and »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattoT

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Netflix's Fun New Marco Polo Is All About the Wrath of Kublai Khan

12 December 2014 12:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Marco Polo, Netflix's new 10-episode series, is a fun, body-flinging, old-fashioned epic, the sort of story that drops a sensually handsome young man with a beard into a string of adventures in a world heavily spiced with the exotic. It is not as good as HBO's Game of Thrones, if that's what you were wondering. For one thing, there are no large prehistoric eggs that promise to hatch into dragons. And if there were, the dragons probably would also be old-fashioned: They would be the kind of stop-action clay figures that Ray Harryhausen created for Jason and the Argonauts and »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattoT

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Podcast #141: Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Wong

11 December 2014 6:04 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The Golden Globes nominations were announced, Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed some of its names, Jonathan Frakes threw his hat into Star Trek 3's directorial ring - so to speak - and The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies came out. It's been quite a week in movies, so why not listen to the Empire Podcast team talk about it? Wait, don't answer that.In the interview department, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Wong sit in front of a microphone for a few minutes as questions are hurled at their ears, while in the reviews section, everyone cowers behind a big rock as The Hobbit stomps into town.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, »

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Producer John Fusco Talks Marco Polo, Hiring an Unknown Lead, Working With Netflix, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2, and More

11 December 2014 7:52 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant.  Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/writer/executive producer John Fusco talked about why he was compelled to tell the story of Marco Polo, why Netflix was ultimately the perfect home for the show, the approach they decided to take with the material, having an unknown Italian actor »

- Christina Radish

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‘Marco Polo’ Stars on Going Totally Nude for Netflix

10 December 2014 7:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Friday, Netflix looks to challenge the likes of HBO, Showtime, and even Starz with the launch of its ambitious new historical fiction series, Marco Polo, which tells the story of the famed explorer’s early years living in the Mongol Empire.

Watch: Go Inside Marco Polo -- Netflix's Grandest Show Yet

Based on the first five episodes, the series delivers on intrigue, expertly choreographed fight scenes, and skin. (Audiences will be able to watch all 10 hour-long episodes starting Friday, when the show becomes available on Netflix.) But unlike what people have seen on HBO’s Game of Thrones or Spartacus, which ran for four seasons on Starz, there won’t be any full-frontal male nudity.

“Totally nudity, yes, but not frontal,” Lorenzo Richelmy, who portrays the show’s title character, tells ETonline when asked about putting every inch of himself on display. The actor promises it won’t happen, at least not »

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TV Review: ‘Marco Polo’

25 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gullible media types have billed “Marco Polo” as Netflix’s possible answer to “Game of Thrones.” The more logical comparisons would be a thematic one to “Shogun” — that splendid miniseries of yesteryear, about a European traveler navigating strange-to-his-eyes Asian culture — and a qualitative tilt toward History’s “Vikings,” albeit with far more nudity, as well as clunkier dialogue. Handsome to look at, reasonably entertaining and questionable as history, the series luxuriates in a period setting that provides license for all the usual barbaric diversions. Still, having viewed the first six of 10 episodes, if somebody yells, “Marco!” nobody should feel compelled to answer right away.

Instead of a slavish devotion to the adventures of Marco Polo (newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy) — the young Italian who spent time in the court of Mongol leader Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) in the 13th century, and gave rise to a game played by children in swimming pools »

- Brian Lowry

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New Images From "Marco Polo"

22 November 2014 5:21 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first trailer from "Marco Polo", the new 10-episode Netflix/Weinstein Company TV series set in the 13th Century 'Mongol Empire', starring Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Chin Han, Zhu Zhu, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Mahesh Jadu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu and Rick Yune, airing December 12, 2014:

"...'Marco Polo' was a Venetian merchant, whose travels are recorded in 'Livres des merveilles du monde' ('Book of the Marvels of the World', aka 'The Travels of Marco Polo' (circa 1300)...

"...an iconic book that first introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

"He learned the mercantile trade from his father 'Niccolò' and uncle 'Maffeo', who travelled through Asia, and met 'Kublai Khan', the ruler of the 'Mongol Empire'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Marco Polo"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Meet the many heroes and possible villains of Netflix's 'Marco Polo'

20 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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. 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. »

- Dave Lewis

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Get a First Look at the Posters for Netflix's 'Marco Polo' (Exclusive)

20 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Netflix is setting sail with Marco Polo ahead of its Dec. 12 premiere. 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 ChenRemy HiiOlivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu, Chin Han and Tom Wu round out the cast. Check out the cast posters, below, and click here to see the trailer.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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New trailer for Netflix’s Marco Polo

18 November 2014 2:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its arrival next month, Netflix has released a new trailer for the original series Marco Polo, which stars newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China – a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.

Created by john Fusco, screenwriter of the Academy Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Marco Polo also stars Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil’s Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious).

Check out the new trailer here…

Marco Polo will land on Netflix on December 12th.

The post New trailer for Netflix’s Marco Polo appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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"Marco Polo": Worlds Will Collide

17 November 2014 8:04 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first trailer from "Marco Polo", the new 10-episode Netflix/Weinstein Company TV series set in the 13th Century 'Mongol Empire', starring Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Chin Han, Zhu Zhu, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Mahesh Jadu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu and Rick Yune, airing December 12, 2014:

"...'Marco Polo' was a Venetian merchant, whose travels are recorded in 'Livres des merveilles du monde' ('Book of the Marvels of the World', aka 'The Travels of Marco Polo' (circa 1300), a book that introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

"He learned the mercantile trade from his father 'Niccolò' and uncle 'Maffeo', who travelled through Asia, and met 'Kublai Khan', the ruler of the 'Mongol Empire'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Marco Polo"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Full-Length Trailer for New Netflix Series Marco Polo Is Light on Pooltime Horseplay

17 November 2014 1:50 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix has unveiled the full-length Marco Polo trailer after the first teaser debuted online a few weeks ago.  The new original series follows the titular explorer’s adventures throughout the 13th century in the court of Kublai Khan, the ruler of the Mongol Empire.  Acting as the ruler’s spy, ambassador, and explorer, Marco treks across the Far East, resulting in a story filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue, and rivalry.  While this trailer once again teases the massive scope and gorgeous landscapes of the show (Kon-Tiki and Pirates 5 helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes), there are some more character-centric shots that are less impressive.  Regardless, I’m curious to see if Netflix’s first “large-scale period epic” original series is a success. Check out the new Marco Polo trailer after the jump.  The series stars Lorenzo RichelmyBenedict WongJoan ChenChin HanZhu Zhu, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Netflix's 'Marco Polo' Trailer Reveals the Power of Kublai Khan

17 November 2014 9:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With less than a month before its debut, Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for Marco Polo, its new series retelling the story of the real-life trader and world-traveler from the 13th century. “All my life, I've waited for the great adventurer to offer me a place at his side,” Polo (newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy) says at the start of the trailer, before we see the young Marco be given by his father to Mongol emperor Kublai Khan as tribute (PrometheusBenedict Wong plays Khan). “Am I a prisoner?” Polo asks in a later scene, to

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- Graeme McMillan

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Netflix Unveils "Marco Polo" Full Trailer

17 November 2014 8:34 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has premiered the new trailer for their upcoming ten-episode "Marco Polo" original series. The costly looking period drama will be available in its entirety on the streaming service from December 12th in all territories where Netflix is available.

The story follows the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China and stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco, Benedict Wong Kublai Khan, Zhu Zhu as love interest Kokachin, and Joan Chen as Empress Chabi.

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- Garth Franklin

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Full Trailer Hits for Netflix's 'Marco Polo'

17 November 2014 7:53 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The full trailer is now online for the highly anticipated Netflix original series "Marco Polo" premiering on December 12, 2014.

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures  in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China. The show stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as ‘Marco.’ Best known for her role in The Wachowski’s “Cloud Atlas,” the Beijing-born Zhu Zhu plays Marco’s love interest ‘Kokachin.’  Joan Chen (“Twin Peaks”) and Benedict Wong (“Prometheus”) also star in the show’s eclectic global cast as Empress Chabi and Kublai Khan.

Rounding out “Marco Polo’s” global  cast of characters will be Remy Hii as ‘Prince Jingim,’ Olivia Cheng as ‘Mei Lin,’ Claudia Kim as ‘Khutulun,” Uli Latukefu as ‘Byamba,’ Chin Han as ‘Jia Sidao,’ and Tom Wu as ‘Hundred Eyes.’

Have a look at the full trailer below and »

- Kellvin Chavez

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