So…I completely forgot about this series. I only remember seeing billboards for its premiere a couple of years ago, and now this.
If you were one of the very few fans of Marco Polo, Netflix regrets to inform you that the short-lived series will not be given a third season.
“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 [Weinstein], David [Glasser] and our friends at TWC, who were great collaborators from start to finish.” – Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of Original Content.
Many of you may remember Marco Polo as being one of the very first attempts by Netflix in order to achieve the ranks that they currently hold.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, says Marco Polo succeeded in doing, “what it was supposed to do,” which was to kickstart the company’s steady climb into an original content streaming giant.
However, the reported $200 million loss is something they cannot keep looking away from. Business is business, and Netflix is now moving away from the series.
On the brighter side of things, Netflix’s new animated series Trollhunters is set to come out in a few days (December 23, 2016).
The series is said to come from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro, the beautiful man who brought us the Hellboy movies and Pacific Rim, but don’t get your hopes up. For all we know, he just said something small, and they went ahead and slapped his name onto the project.