Netflix Cancels Drama Series

Dec 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Netflix pulled the plug on a period drama that was the service’s first original series developed in the U.S. for the global market. Deadline.com reports that the streamer won’t be ordering a third season of “Marco Polo.”

“Created by John Fusco, it was inspired by Marco Polo’s early years in the court of Kublai Khan,” Deadline notes. “Because of its setting and scope, the series, produced by The Weinstein Co., had a healthy budget. It attracted sizable viewership in its first season, earning a second season renewal, but the second season, released in July, was more quiet.”

Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of Original Content, commented on the cancellation, saying: “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.”

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