If you’re a fan of the martial arts series Into the Badlands, you’ll be happy to hear that AMC has renewed it for a 16-episode third season! If you’re not watching the series, you really should be because it’s freakin’ awesome! On top of the fantastic martial arts fighting in the series, it also tells an intriguing story that’s a lot of fun to follow. This is currently one of the highest-rated drama on cable.
Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios had this to say in a statement regarding the renewal:
“Into the Badlands looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions. 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.”
Gough and Millar added:
“We are excited and grateful to continue our journey into the Badlands with Charlie, Joel, Susie and all of our friends at AMC. 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!!”
Season I only had 6-episodes and Season 2 was given ten, so the fact that Season 3 will have 16 is saying something. AMC is really excited about where this series is going and if AMC is excited then the fans should be excited as well!
AMC has renewed the martial arts drama Into the Badlands for an expanded 16-episode third season. The show is currently one of the highest-rated dramas on cable. Into the Badlands will return to AMC in 2018.
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, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
The series stars Wu (Tai Chi Zero), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Aramis Knight (The Dark Knight Rises), Oliver Stark (Luther), Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later), Orla Brady (Doctor Who, Fringe), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time, The Tudors), Ally Ioannides (Parenthood) and Madeleine Mantock (Edge of Tomorrow).
Into the Badlands will return in 2018 and I can’t wait to see where they take the story and these characters next!