Netflix’s first original period drama returns this week. “Marco Polo” Season 2 will be available for binge-watching Friday, and those anxiously waiting to see what happens after the Mongolian army conquered the city of Xiangyang will want to be first to watch it. Luckily, we know exactly when fans should tune in.
“Marco Polo” Season 2 will premiere on the East and West coasts at the same time. The good news is that unlike many traditional TV shows, the East Coast viewers can’t spoil it. The bad news is that viewers closer to the Atlantic will have to stay up later if they need to be first to hit play. All 10 episodes of “Marco Polo” Season 2 will hit Netflix at 3 a.m. EDT (12 a.m. PDT).
Viewers will have to have a Netflix subscription to watch the show. Those who have never had an account can get a 30-day free trial. With that much time, new subscribers could even binge-watch Season 1 before tuning in to Season 2. Returning users, however, will need to choose a plan starting at $7.99 a month.
Netflix subscribers have plenty of options when it comes to how they want to watch as well. Nearly any internet-connected device can access Netflix. From desktops or laptops, users just have to go to the website, but those on smartphones or tablets can easily use the Netflix app.
The “Marco Polo” Season 2 trailer above hints at major drama for the series. Khan (Benedict Wong) makes Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) a member of the Mongol Knights. However, the empire’s success could attract more enemies. “The empire is growing,” Marco explains in the trailer above. “The larger it becomes, the larger the target.”
The cast is getting bigger too. Michelle Yeoh joins the drama in Season 2 as a mysterious woman from Hundred Eyes’ (Tom Wu) past. Executive producer John Fusco was thrilled that the “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” and “Memoirs of a Geisha” actress signed on.
“When it comes to martial arts action cinema, you have Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh,” Fusco said in a Netflix featurette. “And I promise, it’s going to be a lot of action in Season 2.”