Marco Polo rides on with Kublai Khan as Netflix announces second series

The popular drama set in 13th century Mongolia and China will continue for another 10 episodes

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The Kahn of Kahn’s reign looks set to continue as Netflix has announced a second series of Marco Polo.

Lorenzo Richelmy, who plays Marco, will remain as a sometime courtier, sometime prisoner and “pet” of Mongol Emperor, Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong), for at least another 10 episodes.

The drama from Academy-Award nominated directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg is set in the 13th century and follows the Mongols, led by the grandson of Genghis Khan, in their fight for supremacy over the neighbouring Chinese Song dynasty.

 

The show, which features levels of violence and nudity to rival Game of Thrones, has been one of the most popular of the Netflix Original Series and has been awarded an average of four stars by viewers.

Creator John Fusco’s tale of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry was shot in Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Italy and is produced by the Weinstein Company.

Netflix also announced upcoming premiere dates for the following new original series, all of which will be available globally upon release in all territories where Netflix is available:

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