Get a First Look at the Posters for Netflix's 'Marco Polo' (Exclusive)

Benedict Wong stars as Kublai Khan, with Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role

Netflix is setting sail with Marco Polo ahead of its Dec. 12 premiere.

The streaming service's new original series, about the explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China, will be available on Dec. 12, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PT.

The 10-episode drama, created by John Fusco (Young Guns II), stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco and Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. Beijing-born Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas) plays Marco's love interest Kokachin. Joan Chen, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu, Chin Han and Tom Wu round out the cast.

Check out the cast posters, below, and click here to see the trailer.