Mark your calendar: Netflix sets premiere dates for The Crown, Marco Polo season 2

All that focus Netflix has been putting into its original programming seems to be paying off, and we, as viewers, have still more to look forward to. The Internet TV network announced premiere dates Monday for two original series: upcoming drama The Crown and season two of the adventure series Marco Polo.

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We’ll have to wait till November 4 for The Crown, but it looks like it will be worth the wait. The series, which centers on Queen Elizabeth II in the early years of her reign and marriage, is created by Peter Morgan, who has deftly handled the monarch’s life in the past. His screenplay for the 2006 film The Queen earned an Oscar nomination, among other accolades. The show will likely be particularly interesting to history buffs, but it should also have wider reach with its intriguing drama, from romances to political rivalries.

Claire Foy will star as Queen Elizabeth II, taking on yet another royal role. The British actress’ credits include the BBC drama Wolf Hall, in which she portrayed the ill-fated former Queen of England Anne Boleyn. Her Crown co-stars include John Lithgow, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Eileen Atkins. Directed by Stephen Daldry, the series will premiere worldwide with 10 episodes.

Marco Polo will arrive for its second 10-episode season on July 1. The series will continue following the explorer’s time in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th-century China. Written by John Fusco, the series has its share of rivalry, greed, betrayal, and sexual intrigue. Fusco and Dan Minahan serve as executive producers and showrunners, while Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, and Elizabeth Sarnoff also executive produce.

Netflix released promos showcasing the premiere dates of The Crown (above) and Marco Polo (below), giving viewers a taste of what’s to come.


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