The first trailer has dropped for Marco Polo, the epic new series from Netflix. Lorenzo Richelmy plays the titular explorer, who we see navigating the court of 13th century ruler, Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong). Netflix must certainly be bringing in the dough with their successful shows (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black), because this looks pretty damn big. Blood, sex, and an overall epic feel, what’s there not to like? We’ve got high hopes for this one, which, if successful, will provide even more confidence in the upcoming Netflix-Marvel shows.
Created John Fusco, the writer known for Young Guns, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Hidalgo.
All ten episodes of Marco Polo, which also stars Joan Chen, Chin Han, Zhu Zhu, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Mahesh Jadu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu, and Rick Yune, will be available via Netflix on December 12.
Intrigue. Deception. Bloodshed. These are just some of the obstacles awaiting legendary explorer Marco Polo as he navigates the inner court of 13th century ruler, Kublai Khan. From the back alleys of Venice to the perilous Silk Road, from the opulence of the Imperial City to the battlefields of China, Marco Polo is an epic action-adventure, where cultures clash, blood is spilled, and lies are told…