Netflix plans season three of Lilyhammer, new present based mostly on Marco Polo
Netflix’s unique content material push is rolling on, beginning with information that Lilyhammer will return for a 3rd season later this yr. As standard Netflix hasn’t launched viewer numbers or statistics, however season two’s eight episodes have apparently completed nicely sufficient in a month to justify one other go-spherical — a superb signal for the collection that kicked off the service’s give attention to recent content material. This weekend, the streaming video service additionally netted its first Golden Globe Award as Robin Wright gained for her half in Home of Playing cards, and Netflix co-hosted an awards celebration with The Weinstein Firm. The shock nevertheless, is that the 2 had extra to have fun than their current deal that may deliver TWC films solely to Netflix throughout their pay-TV window, beginning in 2016. They’re additionally engaged on a brand new TV collection, targeted on “the epic adventures of Marco Polo, a kinetic story of excessive politics, masterful manipulation and lethal warfare amongst clashing empires.”
Due later this yr, it joins different choices like HoC season two and Orange is the New Black season two on Netflix’s slate of originals and can arrive at across the similar time because the Wachowski-backed sci-fi collection Sense8. As we have come to anticipate from such collection, the 9-chapter Marco Polo manufacturing has various skilled names hooked up. That features government producer and creator John Fusco of Younger Weapons and Younger Weapons II fame, plus government producer/director Dan Minahan, who not solely carries credit from Recreation of Thrones and True Blood for HBO, but in addition wrote/directed one in every of our present Netflix streaming favorites, Collection 7: The Contenders. Positioned in thirteenth century China amid “a world replete with astonishing martial arts, sexual intrigue, political skullduggery and spectacular battles” this venture is probably going aimed immediately in the direction of followers of HBO’s grownup-themed hits and up to date Starz historical past-based mostly efforts like DaVinci’s Demons and Spartacus.
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– Lilyhammer (@Lilyhammer) January thirteen, 2014