This Friday 12 December world will collide as Netflix unleash their latest ‘Netflix Original’ series Marco Polo and tonight we get an insight into the world with the series trailer plus 2 new featurettes.
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, starring newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China.
Very few people know about the Venetian explorer and as you’ll see in the trailer sets up the tone of the 10 part series will be dramatic, set in luscious surroundings. It won’t be end to end historical drama it looks like the series won’t be scared to show that the mysterious world Marco Polo explored was a dangerous one.
In the first Featurette we get learn a little about Marco Polo and that legendary Silk Road Journey in the second featurette it’s all about the action. The action looks beautifully coregraphed and we hear from the cast members as well as stunt coordinator Brett Chan, talk about their roles and preparation into creating this epic series.
The sweeping drama’s ten episodes were shot in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. The global cast includes Richelmy, 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). John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, created the series and is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan, whose previous work includes Homeland and Game of Thrones. Academy-Award nominated directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) directed the first two hours and serve as executive producers. Marco Polo is produced by Netflix and The Weinstein Company.
Could Marco Polo be Netflix’s very own Game Of Thrones? All will be revealed this Friday 12th December from 12:01am (pacific time) worldwide including UK and Ireland.