Netflix has released more promo materials for their upcoming historical drama “Marco Polo.” The streaming site rolled out the posters for some of its supporting characters. Read on for further details.
The epic drama, which is set for a full season release by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. on Netflix’s streaming service, headlines Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo. The story will chart the character’s travels in the court of Mongolia, where he encounters Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong), the formidable ruler of 13th century Mongol and some very interesting characters who are as rich and textured as the dynasty they belong. Marco will be drawn into this intriguing world, falling in love with the blue princess.
Here are just some of these characters featured in the show:
- Zhu Zhu plays Kokachin, who is known as the blue princess. The actress is also a popular singer in her native land of China.
- Remy Hii takes the role of Prince Jingim, the son of Kublai Khan. The actor is most well-known for his work in the Australian drama series “Neighbors.”
- Olivia Cheng tackles Mei Lin, one of the royal concubines. The actress has appeared in American TV shows like “Supernatural” and “Arrow.”
- Chin Han is Jia Sidao, who is Song court’s chancellor. He’s also the brother of Mei Lin.
- Joan Chen stars as the Empress Chabi, the wife of Kublai Khan. The character is described as strong-willed. The actress is a familiar face of 80s television, having been a distinct character on “Twin Peaks.”
- Uli Latukefu plays Byamba, a Mongolian Warrior who happens to be Kublai’s illegitimate son.
- Tom Wu is Hundred Eyes, who trains Marco Polo in martial arts. He’s also blind. The actor appeared in the TV show “Da Vinci’s Demons.”
The ambitious drama is the first collaboration between Netflix and The Weinstein Company with John Fusco serving as its creator and showrunner. He will be assisted by Dan Minahan, who has worked on “Game of Thrones.” Many have said this is the streaming site’s answer to the very popular series.
Production for “Marco Polo” took place in Italy, Malaysia and Kazakhstan.
Binge-watch on the series’ release of its ten episodes once it is out on Netflix by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. We’ll be bringing you the recaps and updates about “Marco Polo" only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
"Mongols do not lose." -Kublai Khan
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