Netflix Blurs Line Between Film and TV with Upcoming 'Marco Polo'

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Netflix's upcoming epic series Marco Polo--the second most expensive television show ever made only after Game of Thrones--marks yet another example of the line between film and television getting blurry.

As series creator John Fusco tells Indiewire, "I had this longtime interest in Marco Polo. And I felt that his story has never really been done justice. His story’s just so epic that the only way to capture it, the perfect way to capture it is in a long-form TV series. And it turns out that Harvey Weinstein was thinking in the exact same direction....I think what’s great about Netflix is they’re really giving the viewer the opportunity to watch both television and movies the way they want to. I do think it’s in many ways the new frontier. I think the moviegoer experience is evolving."

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