Netflix's Marco Polo Teaser Trailer: War and Sex Abound in Ancient China

“Worlds will collide,” Netflix touts in the first official teaser for its upcoming drama Marco Polo. To that, we’d also add “fists” and “naked bodies.” There’s just a whole lot of colliding going on.

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The series, going live in December, specifically focuses on Marco Polo’s adventures in Kublai Kahn’s court in 13th century China — so, you know, it’s exactly like the game you played in your pool as a kid. (Naked cartwheel alert at the 0:44 mark!)

Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy stars as the titular explorer, leading a cast that also includes Arrow‘s Chin Han, Hawaii Five-0‘s Rick Yune and Twin Peaks‘ Joan Chen.

Will you be checking out Marco Polo this December? Drop a comment with your initial thoughts below.

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  1. Rex says:

    Lookin good

  2. James D says:

    looks interesting. Great job casting Kublai Khan and better job with make up and wardrobe he looks exactly like the real Kublai.

  3. jules says:

    I’ll pass on this one, not a fan of china.

  4. Ray says:

    Will each season chronicle Marco’s adventures in a different country to which he traveled? I’d be interested in seeing ancient India.

  5. lizo says:

    will definitely check it out. And I just got netflix so yay

  6. Ian says:

    Wow. Thats some budget. Looks awesome.

  7. A says:

    It looks good & interesting.
    Any1 knws if there’s supernatural element in this show?

    • allie says:

      You mean like if Marco Polo used a transdimentional portal to travel to China ? Or if someone from the future gave him a map to this new world ? Sure that would be exciting, but I’ll just be happy with the “This story is based on true events” premise, the trailer looks awesome

  8. Joey says:

    ….Has Joan Chen aged at all in the last 25 years? She is still gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  9. John says:

    Protagonist Handsome White Male, Antagonist Stoic Asian Male, Highly Sexual Asian Female..typical Hollywood stereotypes.

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