The epic 'Marco Polo' is leading Netflix onto unfamiliar ground

December 11, 2014 2:01 PM

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Netflix, the home of the highly esteemed "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black," goes epic Friday with the release of the 10-episode period epic "Marco Polo." They spent some money on it.

The series, which embroiders fancifully on the life and times of the 13th century trader and travel writer as he establishes himself in the Chinese court of the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan, has been made with an eye to the international market as the company expands globally. (Is there a phrase le...

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