VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of New Netflix Series MARCO POLO
Below, get a behind-the-scenes look at the action-packed world of the Netflix original series MARCO POLO, featuring interviews with stunt coordinator Brett Chan, executive producers John Fusco and Dan Minahan, and cast members Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun) and Zhu Zhu (Kokachin) about the training they underwent to prepare for their roles.
All ten episodes of the Netflix original seriesMARCO POLO will premiere on Friday, December 12 at 12:01 AM PT exclusively on Netflix. Get a FIRST LOOKbelow!
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. 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 The Weinstein Company for Netflix.