Marco Polo Cancelled On Netflix After 2 Seasons
Netflix have cancelled their historical based drama Marco Polo after 2 seasons it has been announced.
The show, which starred Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role, followed the adventures of the famous Venetian merchant traveller, focusing on his early years in the court of Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong – Doctor Strange, The Martian).
The show was created by screenwriter John Fusco (Young Guns, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny), and produced by The Weinstein Company.
“We want to thank and are grateful to our partners on Marco Polo,” commented Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of Original Content. “From the actors, whose performances were enthralling and top-notch; to the committed producers, including John Fusco, Dan Minahan, Patrick Macmanus, and their crew, who poured their hearts into the series; and of course Harvey, David and our friends at TWC, who were great collaborators from start to finish.”
It’s fair to say, Marco Polo was not a cheap show to make, as we discovered talking to the show’s Costume Designer, Jo Korer, a few months ago. Whilst Marco Polo seemed to do well in its first season, it’s believed those viewing numbers may have dropped in season 2, hence the cancellation.
The Weinstein Company already has a number of other tv shows in development, including a project starring Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore from David O. Russell (Joy, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), which comes to Amazon next year, and the Navy SEAL drama Six which is coming to the US History Channel. John Fusco recently wrote The Shack starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) about man who receives a personal invitation to meet with God.
Marco Polo‘s 2 seasons can be streamed on Netflix right now.