‘Marco Polo’ Explores Move to Netflix

Aug 6, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The "Marco Polo" series from The Weinstein Co. and Electus may be moving to Netflix, after the streaming service made an offer for a 9-episode order for the drama, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

"According to sources close to the negotiations, there is no deal in place yet because Harvey Weinstein also is considering a feature version of the project, which is fully financed, and is deciding between the two options," Andreeva writes.

The project was originally set up at Starz, which gave it a 10-episode straight-to-series order in January 2012.

Andreeva adds: "The series was supposed to film in China, something no other U.S. show has done, which proved a complex and difficult proposition. I hear the potential series will film in Malaysia. Seven scripts already have been written, with casting on track to begin right away for a production start in the first quarter.

"The Weinstein Co. and Electus took out the project after it was released to them by Starz, the pay cable network confirmed."

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)