'Marco Polo' Guides Netflix Into New Territory
Netflix spent $90 million on "Marco Polo," hoping the show will appeal to international audiences.By Ben Lawson | November 30, 2014
As Netflix looks to expand internationally, the company is banking on "Marco Polo" to help it find its way.
Netflix's new series follows the adventures of Marco Polo and his time with Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan. With a $90 million budget, it's one of the most expensive shows being made right now, second only to HBO's "Game of Thrones."
This comes at a time when Netflix's growth has been slowing down. The U.S. market is pretty well saturated and its European rollout came up short of predictions.