Netflix has announced premiere dates for two upcoming series: freshman drama THE CROWN and the second season for MARCO POLO.
MARCO POLO will return to the streaming service on July 1, 2016. The 10 episode second season, created by John Fusco, stars Lorenzo Richelmy (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.
Meanwhile, THE CROWN (watch a preview) will premiere its 10 episode first season on Friday, November 4th and will be available in 4K. THE CROWN reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (THE QUEEN, FROST/NIXON) with director Stephen Daldry (THE HOURS) and producer Andy Harries (THE QUEEN). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, THE CROWN tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.
THE CROWN stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others.