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Marco Polo Producer Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein and TWC

Alexandra Canosa filed a lawsuit accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment, battery, and assault. She is suing for $10 million.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/marco-polo-producer-files-lawsuit-against-weinstein-and-twc.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

'Marco Polo' Canceled at Netflix After Two Seasons

The drama from The Weinstein Co. joins a short list of series dropped by the streaming giant. ...Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/16rczUXssoA/marco-polo-canceled-at-netflix-two-seasons-955561

Marco Polo Creator: Netflix Series Breaking Barriers On Diversity Guest Column

Editors note: While diversity in casting is increasingly front and center, theres evidence ofa reward in greaterviewership. Take Netflix s Marco Polo , the John Fusco -created historical drama that just bowed its Season 2. Netflix doesnt provide ratings figures, but its makers cite Parrot Analytics which places Marco Polo as currently the second-most-watched original digital series behind another diverse Netflix show ( Orange Is The New Black ) and the 10th-most-watched se ...  Read More... //deadline.com/2016/07/marco-polo-series-john-fusco-netflix-op-ed-diversity-1201792982/

Marco Polo Fact Check: The Story of the Real Ahmad Fanakati, Kublai Khans Finance Minister

(Spoilers for season 2 of the Netflix series Marco Polo below. And a disclaimer: Yes, we know Marco Polo is a fictionalized dramatization of historical events and does not follow historical records to the letter. This is all in good fun, not criticism.) Ahmad, the chief antagonist of Marco Polo season 2 on Netflix, is a great, layered character. At the end of season 1, it was revealed that Ahmad, played by Mahesh Jadu, has been plotting to take down Kublai Khan for a long time, even as he sat beside the Great Khan in his court at Karakorum.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/marco-polo-netflix-ahmad-fanakati-kublai-khan/

Marco Polo Season 2 Has No Villains, Only Opponents (Commentary)

(Spoilers for Marco Polo season 2 below.) If Marco Polo has a protagonist at this point and Im not saying it does then its probably Kublai Khan. (Dont bother reminding me what the name of the show is. Ill just tell you its called that more because of Marco Polos book than the man himself.) If Kublai is the good guy, then the bad guys of season 2 are legion: Ahmad, Kaidu, Nayan, Niccolo Polo, the Pope, and more.  Read More... //www.thewrap.com/marco-polo-season-2-no-villains-only-opponents-kublai-ahmad-kaidu/

Marco Polo Fact Check: Did the Pope Really Send Crusaders Against Kublai Khan?

(Spoilers for Season 2 of the Netflix original series Marco Polo ahead.And a disclaimer: As a dramatization of historical events, Marco Polo will of course not follow historical records to the letter. This fact check is for fun, not criticism.) In the midsection of the second season of Marco Polo, during the episode Let Gods Work Begin, viewers are thrown quite a wild card when Gabriel Byrne makes an appearance as Pope Gregory X in Acre, Israel. Its a momentous occasion that will change the direction of the story completely because the Pope is meeting with none other than Niccolo Polo and Nayan, one of Kublai Khans family members.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/marco-polo-fact-check-did-the-pope-really-send-crusaders-against-kublai-khan/

Marco Polo': Who Is the Mythical Christian Warrior Prester John?

(Spoilers ahead for large chunks season 2 of the Netflix original series Marco Polo, including the season finale. And a disclaimer: Yes, we know Marco Polo is a fictionalized dramatization of historical events, and does not follow historical records to the letter.) For the most part, the second season of Marco Polo focuses on characters we already know from season 1, with a few interlopers here and there like Pope Gregory X and some new Mongol khans.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/marco-polo-who-is-the-mythical-christian-warrior-prester-john/

Marco Polo Fact Check: What Really Happened With the Child Emperor of the Song Dynasty?

(Spoilers for the first two episodes of season 2 of Marco Polo are included in this post. And a disclaimer: As a dramatization of historical events, Marco Polo will of course not follow historical records to the letter. This fact check is for fun, not criticism.) As the second season of the Netflix original series Marco Polo opens, the Mongol Empire is dealing with the aftermath of its victory over the Chinese Song Dynasty at Xiangyang in the first season finale. The victory still pretty fresh, the Mongols are an occupying force in southern China and most of the locals arent too happy about it. But the Song Dynasty isnt overyet, even if its been defeated and its de factor leader, Jia Sidao, is dead at Xiangyang.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/marco-polo-fact-check-what-really-happened-with-the-child-emperor-of-the-song-dynasty/

Video: Netflix Releases "Marco Polo" Bridge Feature - "The Saga Continues"

"Marco Polo" season 2 will launch globally on Netflix on July 1   Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2016/06/16/video-netflix-releases-marco-polo-bridge-feature-the-saga-continues-998505/20160616netflix05/

Marco Polo Season 2 Trailer Promises All Out War for Mongolia (Video)

Netflixs first Marco Polo Season 2 trailer teases that alliances will be tested as the Mongol empire is on the brink of war. In the trailer, Kublai Khan ( Benedict Wong ) laments all he has had to do in order to maintain his power. But his trials are not over yet, as threats from without and within would claim leadership of his empire for themselves. The 10 episode second season includes new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun), Rick Yune (Kaidu), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim), Mahesh Jadu (Ahmad) and Uli Latukefu (Byamba), among others.  Read More... //www.thewrap.com/marco-polo-netflix-season-2-trailer-promises-all-out-war-for-mongolia-video/