Netflix have announced an international cast for its upcoming ten-episode drama series about legendary explorer Marco Polo which John Fusco and Harvey Weinstein are executive producing.
Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy (“Terra e vento,” “Fat Cat”) will play the title character. Also in the cast are British actor Benedict Wong (“Prometheus”), American-born Rick Yune (“Olympus Has Fallen”), Australian Remy Hii (“Neighbors”), Chinese actor Zhu Zhu (“Cloud Atlas”), and Hong Kong-born Tom Wu (“Skyfall”)
Filming has begun in Venice with the production slated to move to Kazakhstan and then the new Pinewood Studios facility in Malaysia. The series will mostly stick to Polo’s time traveling in China during the 13th century.
Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg (“Kon-Tiki”) are set to direct the first two episodes with the series slated to premiere later this year.