Netflix is adding a new but familiar face to the cast of “Marco Polo” in Season 2.
The streaming service announced on Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh will join the period drama as a mysterious figure from the past of Hundred Eyes (Tom Wu).
Yeoh, a former Bond girl opposite Pierce Brosnan in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” played a major role in “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” and is returning for the Netflix sequel “Sword of Destiny.” Her filmography also includes “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Sunshine” and “The Mummy 3.”
“Michelle Yeoh is not only a screen legend and one of the greatest international action stars of all time, she’s one of the best actors of her generation. So we are thrilled to have her join one of the most diverse ensembles in television and bring her unique talents to ‘Marco Polo,'” creator John Fusco said in a statement. “Her role in the second season is one that’s going to add even more intrigue, mystery and Asian martial arts to our rich story world.”
Fusco is the executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan. Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff also serve as executive producers on Season 2.
New “Marco Polo” episodes start streaming in 2016 on Netflix.