Netflix has done well enough to extend "Marco Polo" television series up to Season 3. Unfortunately, the strained finances have often endangered the possibility of its continuation and the producers are looking for alternative solutions. The latest rumor claims that Netflix will sell the series to HBO.
If there is one thing that has been keeping "Marco Polo" alive, it is the support of its avid fans. Contrary to the course of the producers always veering towards the alleged cancellation, the relatively high demand from viewers have spurred Netflix to find other ways.
It is important to consider that HBO arguably has the superior financial power that can shoulder ambitious television productions. From "Boardwalk Empire" to "Game of Thrones," HBO has been keen on creating quality content amidst the enormous budget challenges.
If the transfer between Netflix and HBO regarding Season 3 of "Marco Polo" rights is concluded, it only goes to show that the television series is reputable enough to be granted such backing. An article published by Game N Guide underscores the importance of Benedict Wong's role as Kublai Khan in gaining the attention of HBO.
However, it was also previously reported in an article by Jobs & Hire that Kublai Khan's appearance in Season 3 will be relatively limited. After all, Netflix is finding a way to liberate Benedict Wong for his prioritized roles in upcoming Marvel films.
Curiously, ITech Post includes veteran actress Joan Chen in the list of focal characters for Season 3 of "Marco Polo." Empress Chabi and Hundred Eyes (Tom Wu) are among the two renowned figures that are prepped to overshadow Kublai Khan should his exit be concluded in Season 3.
Who's next? pic.twitter.com/2eEgKIl92G— Marco Polo (@MarcoPoloMP) November 1, 2016
The possible acquisition of "Marco Polo" by HBO could throw a wrench in the recent developments being discussed earlier. After all, most of the previously mentioned decisions are hinged on the possibility of Kublai Khan's departure.