“Marco Polo” is an epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court.
But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.
Netflix is releasing the entire first season of the 13th century explorer drama, ten episodes in total, today (Friday December 12, 2015) but critics who have gotten advance screenings to a few of the episodes didn’t like what they saw.
Will it matter to the audience that the critics hated the show or will Netflix’s $90 million dollar budget be worth every penny spent?
Starring: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Chin Han
Cast and Characters:
Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo
Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan
Zhu Zhu as Kokachin
Tom Wu as Bayan the Hundred Eyes
Remy Hii as Prince Jingim
Rick Yune as TBA
Pierfrancesco Favino as Niccolò Polo: Marco’s father.
Olivia Cheng as Mei Lin
Claudia Kim as Khutulun
Uli Latukefu as Byamba
Joan Chen as Empress Chabi
Chin Han as Jia Sidao
Amr Waked as Yusuf
Amarsaikhan Baljinnyam as Ariq Böke
Corrado Invernizzi as Maffeo Polo: Marco’s uncle.
Darwin Shaw as Sabbah