Netflix Announces Premiere Dates For 'The Crown,' 'Marseille' And Season 2 Of 'Marco Polo'


If you have seen Netflix's Snapchat today, you probably already know that the streaming service is on a press tour in France with some of its actors that star in its series. What better place than France to announce the premiere date of its upcoming original series Marseille, starring French actor Gérard Depardieu?

During its conference in Paris on Monday, Netflix announced the dates of the series coming and returning to the platform in the next few months, including Marseille, Marco Polo and The Crown.

The new House of Cards-like original series Marseille will premiere on May 5 at 12:01 a.m. CET globally. The series is about the city's mayor, Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu), who attempts to sway the vote in his favor when it comes to adding a casino in the historic center. Of course, nothing is easy when it comes to politics, and the series will feature characters that are willing to go to extremes to get what they want.

Written by executive producer Dan Franck, Marseille co-stars Nadia Farès, Stéphane Caillard, Jean-René Privat and Guillaume Arnault. Florent Siri is in the director's chair for episodes 1 to 4, with Thomas Gilou directing episodes 5 through 8.

Netflix announced that season 2 of Marco Polo will launch globally on July 1, and will be available to stream in 4K. Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes that will follow the explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in China during the 13th century.

The series was created by John Fusco and stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, as well as Michelle Yeoh, Benedict Wong and Joan Chen.

The following video only reveals the date and nothing more than fire, but we expect "an empire will burn."

Another buzzed-about original series about to make its way on the streaming service is The Crown. Netflix revealed that its 10-episode first season will premiere on Friday, Nov. 4, and will also be available in 4K.

Director Stephen Daldry and writer Peter Morgan team up once again in The Crown, which stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prime Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill and Jared Harris as King George VI.

The series follows the story of the young newlyweds, as Elizabeth takes the crown to take over a new era in politics.

"Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace ... the leaders of an empire await," Netflix writes in the series' description.

Although not part of the press conference announcements, Netflix also released a date announcement trailer for Bloodlines. Season 2 of the series will premiere on Friday, May 27, with 10 episodes to be available to binge-watch in 4K resolution.

Bloodline comes from the creators of Damages, and stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini. It follows a family that must face its secrets when one of the black sheep brothers comes home. In season 2, the family must try to cover up a crime.

Source: Netflix

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