“Marco Polo” Coming to Netflix Later This Year!

Posted Tuesday January 14, 2014 12:00 PM GMT

While 13th Century China isn’t an obvious setting for a new hit show, Netflix and The Weinstein Company hope people give “Marco Polo” a chance when it debuts in the last quarter of 2014.

According to Harvey Weinstein, the John Fusco-created series, originally slated to be part of the Starz lineup, has the perfect blend of action, sex, and drama, and is a perfect fit for the Netflix Original Content roster.

“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.”

“We could not be more excited to partner with them on this project, along with the creative tour de force of John Fusco and his talented team.”

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos agrees- “It is a fantastic addition to our slate of original series, both because of its quality and because it is the kind of gripping action-adventure that Netflix members love.”