“Marco Polo” has been canceled by Netflix after just two seasons.
The historical series produced by The Weinstein Company premiered in 2014, with Season 2 hitting the streaming service on July 1, 2016.
The 10-episode second season included new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun), Rick Yune (Kaidu), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim), Mahesh Jadu (Ahmad) and Uli Latukefu (Byamba), among others.
“Marco Polo” was based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China, and the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.
John Fusco, who wrote the Academy Award-nominated feature “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” served as executive producer and showrunner along with Daniel Minahan. Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff were executive producers.
“Marco Polo” now joins three other original series to be canceled by Netflix: “Bloodline,” “Hemlock Grove” and “Lilyhammer.”