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PopWrapped | Television

First Stills From Netflix's Upcoming Marco Polo Revealed

Lazaros | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros

Updated 08/29/2014 11:04am
First Stills From Netflix's Upcoming Marco Polo Revealed | Marco Polo
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Netflix is growing bigger and bigger, with both audiences and critics in place to prove the statement. The online streaming network has seen more than one of his latest television series thriving, so it's only smart to add one more to the list, isn't it?

Marco Polo is a new-coming original series that has now been confirmed for a December premiere on the network and the excitement is already mounting. Starring Lorenzo Richelmy as the well-known explorer, the show will follow him in Kublai Khan's court in China of the 13th century. Co-stars include Zhu Zhu as his beloved, as well as Remy Hii, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Olivia Cheng, Tom Wu, Claudia Kim and Uli Latukefu. Here you can see the official statement regarding the forthcoming series:

"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."

The very first season will consist of ten episodes, scheduled to debut all together on December 12, on Netflix. Directors, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, worked on the first couple episodes and executive-produced all of them, along with the creator, John Fusco, Dan Minahan and Harvey Weinstein. Below you can see the very first stills.

Will Netflix have you tuning in for Marco Polo? Let us know in the comment section.

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