Netflix has cancelled its historical series “Marco Polo” after two seasons.
The Weinstein Company produced the lavish series, one of the most expensive ever made, which was not much of a critical success but helped sell the streaming service in many parts of the world. Even so, the company has taken a steep $200 million dollar loss on the show.
Lorenzo Richelmy played the famed explorer in the show which dealt with his adventures in the court of Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) in 13th century China, along with the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.
Premiering in 2014, the second season was released on July 1st this year. This marks Netflix’s fourth cancellation to date following “Bloodline,” “Hemlock Grove” and “Lillyhammer,” and the first to be cancelled just two seasons in.
Source: The Wrap