AMC’s Action Series, Starring Daniel Wu, Gets A Second Season
Per Deadline, martial arts series INTO THE BADLANDS is returning next year for a ten-episode season two.
INTO THE BADLANDS made its debut on AMC, the cable channel known for such premier series as MAD MEN and BREAKING BAD, back in November. Starring action film vet Daniel Wu as martial arts guru Sunny, BADLANDS has been a major success with viewers.
Season one only had six episodes, but they left an undeniable impression: the series, following up Sunday-night zombie sensation THE WALKING DEAD, “delivered the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history” according to Deadline‘s piece.
INTO THE BADLANDS chronicles a wasteland of darkness. It’s a world straight out of martial arts lore, a realm complete with lethal assassins, powerful barons, and the “clippers” who protect them at any cost. Wu, star of IP MAN 3, protects baron Quinn (Marton Csonkas), in a relationship that takes several unexpected turns. And then there’s a drifter afoot, M.K. (Aramis Knight), who might be the deadliest fighter of them all.
Per Deadline, AMC president Charlie Collier praised the series’ “deep dive into authentic martial arts”, stating that the series “proved to be unlike anything else on television.” That’s high praise, coming from the head of a company that has presented audiences with some of the most popular, and acclaimed, TV series of recent years. What will INTO THE BADLANDS bring to the martial arts table next in 2017?