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Netflix's Marco Polo series gets a release date, plus first images

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Netflix has announced a release date for their Marco Polo series, a project we first learned about back in January. All ten episodes of the first season of Marco Polo will premiere on Netflix at 12:01 AM PT on December 12, 2014.

The series was created by THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM and YOUNG GUNS scribe John Fusco (who is also executive producing it with Dan Minahan and Harvey Weinstein), and is based on "the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China."

KON-TIKI's Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes of Netflix's new series, and it stars Benedict Wong (PROMETHEUS, KICK-ASS 2), Joan Chen (LUST, CAUTION, Fringe), Tom Wu (BATMAN BEGINS, SKYFALL), Olivia Cheng (SHANGHAI EXPRESS), Claudia Kim (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON), Uli Latukefu, Remy Hii, and Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo.

Netflix has also released the first five images from their upcoming series, which you can check out below. Are you going to watch Marco Polo when it hits Netflix later this year?

Extra Tidbit: Benedict Wong played Prime in "The Final Countdown" episode of Channel 4's The IT Crowd.

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5:31AM on 08/31/2014
Nice sweat pants in the second pic, mighty fine stitching for the 1200's.
Nice sweat pants in the second pic, mighty fine stitching for the 1200's.
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10:20AM on 08/29/2014
Also known as "Around the World in 24 Years"

*Marco Polo left Italy in 1271 and returned in 1295.
Also known as "Around the World in 24 Years"

*Marco Polo left Italy in 1271 and returned in 1295.
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