Netflix’s first period drama series “Marco Polo,” which has been rumored to cost $90 million in production, is getting a well-deserved second season. The streaming site made this announcement, along with the confirmation of a number of its new shows’ release dates. Read on for more details.
As published on Reuters as well as other entertainment sites, Netflix has picked up its epic drama “Marco Polo” for a second season. The announcement was made by Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer for the streaming site, during the winter press tour at the Television Critics Association’s gathering. With this, the cast is set to begin working on the second season later in the year, where another 10-episode order will be delivered. Netflix, however, has yet to confirm when the second season will begin streaming.
The show’s first full season was launched on Netflix just before Christmas, specifically last Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Despite earning unfavorable reviews, with most critics comparing the series to “Game of Thrones,” “Marco Polo” eventually connected with its audience.
The show is led by Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy as the young explorer and stage star Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. The story charts the relationship between these main characters during the 1200s.
Meanwhile, along with “Marco Polo’s” pick-up, Netflix also confirms the release dates of some of its upcoming original series.
“Daredevil,” from Marvel, will begin streaming on April 10, 2015, while the comedy show produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which was originally slated to run on NBC, will begin streaming on March 6, 2015.
“Bloodline,” a drama series starring Emmy-winner Kyle Chandler and produced by the award-winning team from “Damages,” will launch on March 20, 2015, while the comedy series “Grace and Frankie,” which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and written by TV comedy veteran Marta Kauffman, will debut on May 8, 2015.
And that’s the latest from Netflix, which just renewed “Marco Polo” for Season 2 and confirmed the premiere dates of some of its new shows. Are you looking forward to watching these? We’re going to be following some of the shows here on Movie News Guide (MNG), so keep checking back for more.
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