Monday, December 12, 2016

Netflix Cancels 'Marco Polo' After 2 Seasons

Netflix has decided to cancel its original drama series Marco Polo after two seasons, it was announced this evening. The second and final season was released on the streaming service on July 1, 2016.

The drama featured a global cast that included Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Pierfrancesco Favino, Rick Yune, Amr Waked, Remy Hii, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Mahesh Jadu, Olivia Cheng, Uli Latukefu, Chin Han, Ron Yuan, Claudia Kim, Jacqueline Chan, Leonard Wu, Thomas Chaanhing, Chris Pang and Michelle Yeoh.

John Fusco created the drama. He served as executive producer with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Dave Erickson, Ben Silverman, Daniel Minahan, Peter Friedlander, Blair Fetter, Patrick Macmanus, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, David C. Glasser and Chris Grant. The Weinstein Company produced.

"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," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix.

"Netflix has been incredible to give us the room to make a series with a cast true to every principle of diversity. It's a bold network that allows you to do that and support us in the way that Netflix did. As many people know, Asian history and the world of martial arts have fascinated me for all of my career - I've made many movies around these topics and this genre, and now this TV show I'm so proud of. John as been a great partner and we're both fascinated to continue exploring this exciting period in history on future projects together," added Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

"Harvey an I have a love for this kind of history - we had a fantastic cast, fantastic creative team an crew, and shooting in Malaysia was a privilege. We're working on an idea right now in a similar space that we're very excite about," said showrunner John Fusco.