Season 2 of Marco Polo consists of ten episodes and was released in its entirety on July 1, 2016.
A 30-minute Christmas special episode titled "One Hundred Eyes" was released between the first and the second season on December 26, 2015.
On December 12, 2016, Netflix announced they had canceled Marco Polo.
Sources said the series' two seasons resulted in a $200 million loss for Netflix..." In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is 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.
As the Kublai Kahn conscripts Marco Polo into the Mongolian army, Marco must learn to reconciliate the empire as it descends into Civil war.
Stuck between the excesses of the khan and the mighty ambitions of Kaidu, Marco Polo must find a way to reconciliate the empire before complete collapse.
His well-documented travels to China were some of the most influential in world history, and did much to kickstart the European age of exploration.
Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy on September 15, 1254.
His father and uncle were prosperous merchants who already begun trading with Chinese and Eastern merchants.
Because of the constant threat of war, the Polos left Venice and eventually settled in what is now Uzbekistan.
The move east to Uzbekistan made trading with China and the East much easier.
In 1264, Marco’s father Nicolo, and uncle, Maffio set out on a two-year long journey to meet Kublai Khan, the emperor of China in what is now Beijing. The four year voyage across western and central Asia was long and arduous.