Netflix Cancel Marco Polo, No Final Season to Come
When other shows are stealing the headlines and yours just sort of casually bobs along, is there ever much hope? With so much competition and quite the limited demographic, Marco Polo had a challenge, even if it was available on the world’s biggest streaming platform.
It’s been hinted at for a long time, but Marco Polo has been cancelled by Netflix, according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter. The decision was mutual between Netflix and producer The Weinstein Co. to end production on a show that cost $200million over its two seasons.
Netflix original content VP Cindy Holland said in a statement:
“We want to thank and are grateful to our partners on Marco Polo. 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.”
Sadly, if you’re a fan of the series, there will be no conclusive third season to wrap things up. A movie is a possibility, but quite the long shot. Also, seeing as Netflix are usually the ones bailing out underloved series’, don’t expect to see it crop up elsewhere.
Sad to see Marco Polo go? I have personally only watched half an episode and it wasn’t for me, though I could see what they were going for.