Magazine article Screen International

TWC Ties Up 'Marco Polo' Deal in Germany

Magazine article Screen International

TWC Ties Up 'Marco Polo' Deal in Germany

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Ascot Elite has acquired physical and EST distribution rights from The Weinstein Company to Netflix original series Marco Polo for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Ten episodes of the drama based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khans' court in 13th century China will be released in December on DVD, Blu-ray and through EST channels.

The first season of the high-end drama, produced by TWC and Electus, premiered on Netflix last December and reportedly cost $90m to make.

Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong and Joan Chen star in the series created by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom).

Ennis Hensley, president of international sales and distribution at The Weinstein Company, said: "Ascot Elite has been a trusted and long-time partner of The Weinstein Company on the feature film side so it was an easy choice to partner with them on the first season of Marco Polo. …

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