Marco Polo season 2 to premiere on July 01, 2016
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About the show
Marco Polo is an American television drama series that tells a story about the early years of Marco Polo that he spent in the court of Kublai Khan. The series was released on Netflix on December 12, 2014 and there is already plenty of buzz about it. Marco Polo was conceived and created by John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo, and The Forbidden Kingdom). He also serves alongside Harvey Weinstein as an executive producer of the show. The series is produced by The Weinstein Company.
Marco Polo stars a rising star of Italian cinema Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo. Best known for her role in 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 global cast as Empress Chabi and Kublai Khan. Rounding out the extensive cast of Marco Polo are 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.
Marco Polo series was originally developed by the TV channel Starz, which started the production in January of 2012. Unfortunately, filming in China got halted and the new TV project was transferred back to The Weinstein Company. Netflix then bought the exclusive rights for Marco Polo’s season 1 consisting of 10 episodes. Given the exotic locations and big scale scenes, the cost of season 1 of Marco Polo is estimated at 90 million dollars. The series was filmed in such places as Italy, Kazakhstan, and also at Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. Netflix officially announced their new series in January of 2014.
One of the stuntmen on the series was set to be Ju Kun, but unfortunately he was he was killed during a horrific crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Marco Polo, played by Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, is abandoned by his father in a foreign country where he becomes an enemy of a prince while also catching an interest of a beautiful maiden. So how does he become the target of both jealously and love? The answer is simple: be being a handsome outsider who doesn't truly want to bother anyone. Even though Marco is not looking for conflict, trouble does find him. Some say that this particular quality of the main character makes him a rather dry and uncharismatic hero.
There have been some comparisons in the media, mostly due to the scale and the price tag of production, to another extremely popular and successful historical TV drama, with people calling the new show "Netflix's Game of Thrones". It is too soon to tell whether Netflix will renew Marco Polo for season 2, but considering very warm immediate reaction to the series we surely hope it will happen. Check back with us for updates.
UPDATED March 3, 2015: John Fusco, the creator of the Netflix series Marco Polo, has recently announced that he has finished writing the season 2 pilot. It was already reported in the beginning of 2015 that Marco Polo has been renewed for season 2 which will consist of 10 episodes. The producing team has yet to confirm Marco Polo season 2 release date. It was also reported that John Fusco would serve as the executive producer alongside Dan Minahan. Academy Award nominated directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon Tiki) will also be joining the crew for the new season. Subscribe to our updates to be the first to learn the exact release date of Marco Polo season 2.
UPDATE January 07, 2015: At the top of Netflix’s executive session, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos made a slew of announcements. On the heels of the debut of the streaming service’s latest original series, Marco Polo, Netflix has renewed the adventure drama, from the Weinstein Co. and Electus, for a 10-episode second season.
UPDATED April 15, 2016: Great news! Netflix has finally set the premiere date for a sophomore installment of their internationally praised historical drama series Marco Polo. A second season of the adventure series will be released internationally to Netflix subscribers on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 12:01am ET/PT and will contain 1o one-hour episodes. Lorenzo Richelmy will be back to reprise his lead role as Marco Polo who will continue his adventures in Kublai Khan’s court. Sign up for our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of Marco Polo season 2 one day before it premieres online.