Posted Mon Apr 11, 2016 at 03:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The Netflix original shows will arrive in July and November.
Netflix has announced new details for two of its original series. The first season of 'The Crown' is set to debut exclusively through Netflix on November 4. Meanwhile, the second season of 'Marco Polo' is scheduled to make its streaming debut on July 1.
A Netflix original series, 'The Crown' focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.
The show comes from writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Stars include 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.
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, 'Marco Polo,' is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th Century China. The second season will consist of ten episodes. The show is created by John Fusco, and 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. Season one is now available to stream on Netflix.
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