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Adam Lujan
June 08, 2016 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The empire is growing as Netflix’s historical drama, Marco Polo, returns for season 2 on July 1. And in the new trailer above, set in 13th century China, we see iconic explorer Marco Polo (Lorzeno Richelmy) deepen his tumultuous relationship with Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as the latter conscripts Polo to the Order of the Mongol Knights.

Fans can expect the return of favorite characters — including Hundred Eyes (Tom Wu), who late last year featured in his own one-off special — and the introduction of new faces. Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) joins the cast as a mysterious warrior; you can already see glimpses of her kicking ass in the trailer.

All 10 episodes of season 2 of Marco Polo launch July 1 on Netflix. 

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