The Netflix Original Series Marco Polo Season 2 Adds Michelle Yeoh To Cast in a Recurring Role
The second season of the Netflix original series Marco Polo, created by John Fusco, adds actress Michelle Yeoh to its dynamic cast. In the upcoming season, Michelle Yeoh’s character plays a mysterious figure from Hundred Eyes' (Tom Wu) past.
"Michelle Yeoh is not only a screen legend and one of the greatest international action stars of all time, she's one of the best actors of her generation. So we are thrilled to have her join one of the most diverse ensembles in television and bring her unique talents to Marco Polo. Her role in the second season is one that's going to add even more intrigue, mystery, and Asian martial arts to our rich story world,” said Fusco.
Internationally acclaimed actress and producer Michelle Yeoh has starred in more than thirty films including global hits James Bond's “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Sunshine,” “Mummy 3,” “Babylon AD,” and the soul-stirring biopic “The Lady,” and will be next seen in the Netflix original film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.” Through her films, she has challenged the traditional views of Asian women by creating very strong female roles, and became Hong Kong’s first kung-fu queen known for performing her own stunts ever since her first action film “Yes Madam.”
The cast of Marco Polo season two includes Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), 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.
John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, created the series and is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan, whose previous work includes Homeland and Game of Thrones. Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff also serve as executive producers on season two.
Marco Polo season two will launch exclusively on Netflix in 2016.