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 Mongolia.

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Lorenzo Richelmy ...  Marco Polo 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Benedict Wong ...  Kublai Khan 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Joan Chen ...  Empress Chabi 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Remy Hii ...  Prince Jingim 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Zhu Zhu ...  Kokachin 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Mahesh Jadu ...  Ahmad 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Uli Latukefu ...  Byamba 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Olivia Cheng ...  Mei Lin 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Tom Wu ...  Hundred Eyes 18 episodes, 2014-2016
Claudia Kim ...  Khutulun 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Rick Yune ...  Kaidu 15 episodes, 2014-2016
Chin Han ...  Jia Sidao 11 episodes, 2014-2016
Stanislav Satko Stanislav Satko ...  Armed Escort #2 10 episodes, 2014
Amr Waked ...  Yusuf 9 episodes, 2014
Pierfrancesco Favino ...  Niccolò Polo 9 episodes, 2014-2016
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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 Mongolia.

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Out of all the Mongolian main and supporting cast, only two characters are actually played by Mongolian actors; Baljinnyamyn Amarsaikhan, who plays Ariq, Kublai's brother, and Rick Yune as Kaidu, who has mixed Mongolian, Chinese and Korean descent. The rest are played by actors of Chinese, Malaysian, Korean and Polynesian descent. See more »

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There were no Rome Catholics among Mongolian Christians, only Eastern Christians (Nestorians). See more »

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Takes awhile but eventually becomes very good
15 December 2014 | by dannypark247See all my reviews

Do yourself a favor and don't compare this to Games of Throne. You may actually like it. I really didn't like the first episode but after some time the characters, the plot and performances hit their stride. I also think it's great that Hollywood put something like this out there. How can anyone not be interested, it is so different and unique in every way. I feel like they are just starting to scratch the surface with this series. And there are some much to say about Kublai Khan, his reign and what happened.

I don't think it's fair to compare this to Games of Throne, in fact, I think it's simply absurd. I can only imagine why some people do. This is more like Spartacus (S1, S2) where you take a real historic figure and history and make it into a made for TV series and yes you create drama and situations for the sake of the story. And yes, like Spartacus, everyone speaks in English accents, this is how all historical movies are done these days regardless of their culture. Even pure fantasy movies now are done with English accents.

My favorite performances are from Benedict Wong and Joan Chen. I always enjoy watching power couples scheming and plotting their moves.

The only gripe I have is the way they designed the set of Kublai Khan's court, it looks too similar to GoT's court which is just annoying.


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