Starz Develops “Marco Polo” Series

Starz is moving forward with “Marco Polo”, a ten-episode original scripted series about the famed 13th century explorer being produced by Weinstein Company and Electus.

In a press release from the premium cable network, the story is described as a “fantastical martial arts epic” set in Polo’s early years serving as a spy, ambassador and explorer in the court of Kubla Khan.

There he uses the stories of his journey to entertain Khan along with his martial arts training to stay alive in a place filled with political betrayal and forbidden relationships.

John Fusco (Hidalgo) created the series and penned the pilot.