Into The Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, “Badlands” tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
“We are incredibly excited to help Al and Miles, as well as Stacey and Michael from Double Feature to bring Into The Badlands to life,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content. “This creative team has so much expertise in bringing a fresh take to classic genres from their film and television experience, and their take on martial arts will be no exception. Along with a beautiful story, they’ve also assembled the A-Team of martial arts fight choreography in Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung.”
Season 2 of Into the Badlands finds Sunny and M.K. separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, the Widow continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed and, by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.
From AMC’s press release, April 2017… AMC today announced that it has renewed the martial arts drama “Into the Badlands,” one of the highest-rated dramas on cable, for an expanded third season of 16 episodes, returning to AMC in 2018. Midway through its current second season, “Into the Badlands” is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. In the current television season, the series ranks as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #4 returning drama, behind “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”
“Into the Badlands looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride to the fans.” “We are excited and grateful to continue our journey into the Badlands with Charlie, Joel, Susie and all of our friends at AMC,” said Gough and Millar. “We also want to give a big clipper salute to our Irish and Chinese partners! The thought of doing an expanded 16-episode season is both thrilling and exhausting!!”
Daniel Wu as Sunny
Aramis Knight as M.K.
Ally Ioannides as Tilda
Oliver Stark as Ryder
Emily Beecham as The Widow
Madeleine Mantock as Veil
Marton Csokas as Quinn
Orla Brady as Lydia
Sarah Bolger as Jane
Stephen Lang as Waldo
Madeleine Mantock as Veil
Nick Frost as Bajie
Marton Csokasjie as Quinn
key behind the scenes crew
Al Gough as Creator/Executive Producer
Daniel Wu as Executive Producer
David Dobkin as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Michael Shamberg as Executive Producer
Miles Millar as Creator/Executive Producer
Stacy Sher as Executive Producer
Stephen Fung as Executive Producer
network and production companies
AMC – Entertainment One Television
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