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'Marco Polo' On Netflix: Behind The Scenes Of Historical Original Series (VIDEO)

11/05/2014 04:46 EST | Updated 11/05/2014 04:59 EST

It's not just an annoying kids' game anymore. This December on Netflix Canada, worlds will collide.

Few people know the true story of legendary explorer Marco Polo (played by Lorenzo Richelmy) — until now. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Netflix original series "Marco Polo," and prepare for an adventure as a young Polo navigates greed, betrayal and sexual intrigue in the court of 13th century emperor Kublai Khan.

Available for streaming on December 12, the sweeping drama’s 10 episodes were shot in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia.

The global cast includes Richelmy, Benedict Wong ("Prometheus"), Joan Chen ("Twin Peaks"), Chin Han ("Arrow," "The Dark Knight"), Zhu Zhu ("Cloud Atlas"), Canadian Olivia Cheng ("The Flash," "Broken Trail") and Rick Yune ("Olympus Has Fallen," "The Fast and the Furious").

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."

(Watch the behind-the-scenes featurette, above.)

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