Here’s our first look at Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy exploring 13th century China. Marco Polo, which bows December 12 on Netflix, also stars Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Chin Han, Zhu Zhu, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Mahesh Jadu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu and Rick Yune. Keeping with its international flavor, the 10-episode drama was shot in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. John Fusco created the series and is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan. Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg — who are working on the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film — directed the first two hours and also serve as executive producers. It is produced by Netflix and The Weinstein Company.