By Will Robinson
December 13, 2016 at 03:09 AM EST
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Marco Polo‘s journey has come to an end.

Netflix canceled its 13th-century drama about the titular merchant after two seasons, a company spokesperson confirmed to EW on Monday. The Weinstein Co. series is one of the few Netflix shows to have production halted early into its run.

Created by John Fusco, Marco Polo followed Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) while he served Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) in the late 1200s. Season 2 was released last July. The series lasted 20 episodes and a 2015 Christmas special.

“Netflix has been incredible to give us the room to make a series with a cast true to every principle of diversity,” said executive producer Harvey Weinstein in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a bold network that allows you to do that and support us in the way that Netflix did. As many people know, Asian history and the world of martial arts have fascinated me for all of my career — I’ve made many movies around these topics and this genre, and now this TV show I’m so proud of. John has been a great partner and we’re both fascinated to continue exploring this exciting period in history on future projects together.”

Marco Polo‘s quick finish is rare, but not unheard of at Netflix; Bloodline, Hemlock Grove, and Lilyhammer were all canceled after three seasons.

The news was first reported by Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

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