It has been a long journey, but at long last we have a return date for Marco Polo.
Netflix has announced that Season 2 of the adventure drama will release globally on July 1. The cast for the 10-episode sophomore run includes Lorenzo Richelmy (as Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), 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.
Netflix also has released a teaser that touts a November 4 global release date for The Crown, which is based on the play The Audience and tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign. The Crown stars Claire Foy (Wolf Hall, Crossbones) as the queen, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow (Dexter) as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster) as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris (Mad Men) as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby (The Frankenstein Chronicles) as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins (Doc Martin) as Queen Mary.
Lastly, a cast photo has been released for Marseille, a Netflix original series debuting May 5 and starring Gérard Depardieu as Robert Taro, a longtime mayor of the titular city who is preparing for a final coup — pushing through the vote for the construction of a casino in the historic center of the Marina. The cast also includes Benoît Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas, Nadia Farès, Stéphane Caillard, Jean-René Privat, Guillaume Arnault, Hedi Bouchenafa, Carolina Jurczak and Nassim Si Ahmed.