No Season 3 for the streaming drama.
December 12, 2016
The adventure is over for Marco Polo. Word is in this evening that Netflix has cancelled the historical drama after just two seasons, marking the first time one of its original scripted series has gotten the axe before making it to Season 3.
Marco Polo premiered in 2014 as the streaming service's first US-developed series intended for the global market. Its story followed the early years of the titular Venetian explorer, whose travels in Kublai Khan's court are beset with rivalry, greed, and betrayal.
The show initially garnered a good amount of attention, though its critical reception was decidedly lukewarm. Season 2 released this past summer to considerably less fanfare, which likely could not continue to sustain its sizable budget going forward. The series ends after a total of 20 episodes plus one Christmas special.
01/11/17 at 08:06pm
Season 2 was so much better than Season 1. The problem is that Netflix doesn't advertise all of their shows. You hear about House of Cards like a year in advance (and that show jumped the shark in episode 2 last season) and Marco Polo season 2 just appears, no ads or anything, not even to the people who are fans of the show!
12/19/16 at 09:55pm
I love this show and am very disappointed with Netflix for cancelling it without giving it a final year and tying things up. I really thought this wouldn't happen on Netflix and have even said that's what I love about Netflix, they just don't leave you hanging, but I guess I was naive.
12/19/16 at 11:54am
This show was great!! Why is it every time something that is good comes on it gets canceled?? This show was far from boring!!! I have just about had it with this!! Deleting my Netflix account and just read!! To Hell with you bunch of sour pusses
12/18/16 at 11:00am
The first season was entertaining, alternating between excellent period drama and wackjob craziness. The second season premiere alternated between boring and incomprehensible, and so I stopped watching. Apparently, so did everyone else.
12/16/16 at 03:55pm
Well that figures! I loved this show.
12/13/16 at 06:51pm
It sucked, acting too
12/13/16 at 04:52pm
well it was different. The true story was good enough to tell without adding stuff like the Khan killing the price with his own hand. We don't get much Asian tv fare here so this is a shame.
12/13/16 at 08:25am
12/13/16 at 05:27am
12/13/16 at 04:20am
Not a great show, but it was enjoyable.
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