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The Weinsteins, Ben Silverman Team Up for Marco Polo Drama

Yes, really: Starz has green-lit a ten-episode costume drama from the above triumvirate, who will executive produce with series writer and creator John Fusco. Marco Polo, according to a release, will be "a "fantastic martial arts epic chronicling the famous adventurer's early years in the court of Kublai Khan." Are you currently imagining the meeting in which Ben Silverman got bored, started playing Marco Polo (the pool game), threw in a few karate kicks, and then decided to turn it into a television series? So are we. At any rate, this is great news for the vastly underserved Explorer Costume Drama genre. Vasco da Gama, you're up next.