Marco Polo has been found.
The previously announced, highly anticipated drama from The Weinstein Company about the adventures of Marco Polo has begun production for Netflix.
The show, which will have a 10-episode first season and premiere on Netflix in late 2014, will follow the famed explorer’s journey as it takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China, “a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skullduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue,” according to the press release. The cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, and Rick Yune.
Creator John Fusco and Harvey Weinstein will serve as executive producers, as will Electus’s Ben Silverman and Chris Grant. Dan Minahan (Game of Thrones, True Blood) will also serve as executive producer and will direct two episodes. READ FULL STORY