Netflix orders original Marco Polo series

The epic adventures of Marco Polo will premiere exclusively for Netflix members to watch instantly in all Netflix territories in late 2014.

The famed explorer’s journey takes him to the centre of a brutal war in 13th century China. Produced by The Weinstein Company (TWC), the nine-chapter chronicle will begin shooting soon at the new Pinewood Studios, Malaysia, featuring a global cast.

Commented TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein: “With the glowing success of series like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, it’s clear that Netflix is breaking tremendous ground in the realm of streaming original content.”

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