Netflix to boost original content lineup with ‘Marco Polo’


Netflix has reportedly inked a deal to bring the adventures of Marco Polo to television, acquiring the rights after its former home, Starz, canceled plans to produce the project. The series was originally developed by the Weinstein Company and Electus, reports TV Guide, and both Bob and Harvey Weinstein, along with Electus’ Ben Silverman are executive producers. John Fusco (Hidalgo) and Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) are onboard as writer and showrunner, respectively, and will be co-executive producing as well.

The plot is said to follow the famous explorer’s adventures in China during an epic 13th century war between empires. According to TV Guide, Starz had planned to film the project in China, but costs were prohibitively high,…

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