Netflix hints at ‘Gilmore Girls’ launch date, shares ‘The Crown,’ ‘Marco Polo’ season 2 dates

Netflix -Netflix is readying some of their schedule for later this year, and that includes some series that are old, new, and sort-of-new given that it has been off the air for a rather long time.

Let’s start with the “Gilmore Girls” revival, mostly because we know that this is probably the most-anticipated show out there for the network. Unfortunately, there’s no confirmed premiere date for this year, but the streaming service made it clear today that it will be available at some point in 2016. We’ve already heard that filming lasts until May, so late fall / early winter is a pretty good guess. The editors need time to get all of the episodes together in the event that they are all launched together.

As for a pair of other series, we have some more official dates.

“Marco Polo” – Season 2 of the historical epic is going to launch on July 1 all around the world. Here’s the official Netflix description:

“In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th Century China.”

“The Crown” – This all-new series, which stars Claire Foy (“Wolf Hall,” “Crossbones”) as Queen Elizabeth II, will be available worldwide starting on November 4. This description’s rather lengthy, but it gives you a good taste of what to expect:

The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline,  the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. 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.”

For those wondering, both “The Crown” and “Marco Polo” are going to be available in 4K. Tech gurus rejoice!

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