Netflix’s Marco Polo made relatively few waves for such a gorgeous and expensive production, but will Season 2 fare any better? If nothing else, action among the Mongol empire appears significantly upped in the first trailer for Season 2, along with a stylish new poster.
Even as Netflix continues expanding its original programming (and upping subscriber rates in the meantime), you’d be hard pressed not to at least notice the epic Marco Polo series. Now, the expensive international series prepares to return for a second season announcing a July debut with the first official teaser.
Netflix hasn’t garnered as much outright attention with their heavily-financed historical epic Marco Polo, but at least some of that money will go to good use in Season 2. Fresh off Netflix’s original Crouching Tiger sequel film, Michelle Yeoh joins Marco Polo Season 2 for an important recurring role.
You’ve likely heard the term “Peak TV” floating around of late, expressing the exhaustive amount of must-see series floating around on every platform these days, and Netflix in particular. They’re certainly not going to make it any easier for you either, as Netflix plans 31 original series premieres in 2016, up from this year’s 16.
Most of Netflix's original series have made a tremendous splash with critics and fans alike, from the soon-to-return 'House of Cards' to fan favorite 'Orange is the New Black,' but will that same sense of direction follow 'Marco Polo?' The streaming network has placed an official order for their next high-profile drama, dubbed "a kinetic tale of high politics, masterful manipulation and deadly warfare among clashing empires," and currently set for a late 2014 release.