Starz to develop “Marco Polo” original TV series

“Marco!” “Polo!” Starz has announced a new original series about the European explorer during his younger years in China. There, under the rule or Kublai Khan, he serves as ambassador and spy to the administration. The series, appropriately called “Marco Polo,” will focus on Polo’s explorations during this time period with an emphasis on martial-arts. “Marco Polo” is written and created by John Fusco (Hidalgo, Young Guns) and will be executive produced by The Weinstein Company, Electus, as well as Fusco. Production is expected to start next near. Other “Marco Polo” mini-series have been produced including an NBC/Italian production that ran in 1982, and a Hallmark production that ran in 2007.

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