After two seasons, Netflix decided to cancel the drama series “Marco Polo”, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It becomes the first Netflix original scripted series to not be renewed for a third season.
The series was produce by The Weinstein Co. (TWC), the studio founded by the Weinstein brothers. Sources told THR that the series, across both seasons, was responsible for a USD200 million loss to the streaming giant. Moreover, they said the decision to not move forward with a third season of “Marco Polo” was a joint one between Netflix and TWC.
“Marco Polo” joins a short list of series that have been canceled at Netflix that also includes “Bloodline”, which will end after season 3, and “Hemlock Grove”, also canceled after three seasons. In addition, there are other shows that is not yet known if they will continue: “The Get Down”, “Easy” and “Between”.