AMC has given the green light for a second season of the extraordinary martial arts/western/post-apocalyptic science fiction series Into The Badlands, which should delight the massive fan base of cult TV’s cultiest new hit of 2015. Even better news for UK fans is that AMC Global will be airing the 10-episode second series within minutes of the US broadcast.
Into the Badlands season two will premiere on AMC in 2017. The show delivered the third highest-rated first season in US cable TV history and instantly became renowned for the artistry of its elaborate fight sequences. Read our review of season one here.
“With its deep dive into authentic martial arts, the visually stunning Into the Badlands proved to be unlike anything else on television,” says Charlie Collier, president of AMC. “Co-creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, along with a talented team of producers, cast and crew, brought us an artfully crafted series. We’re eager to return to the world of barons and blades and spend even more time with these compelling and evolving characters across an expanded second season.”
“We can’t imagine any other network bold enough to embrace a show like this,” say Gough and Millar in the official press release (they really do talk in unison, you know). “We are incredibly grateful to Charlie, Joel and the entire AMC team for taking this leap of faith with us and we look forward to continuing the journey into the Badlands!”
Into The Badlands stars Wu (Tai Chi Zero) as Sunny; Marton Csokas (The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King) as Quinn; Aramis Knight (The Dark Knight Rises) as MK; Oliver Stark (Luther) as Ryder; Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later) as The Widow; Orla Brady (Doctor Who, Fringe) as Lydia; Sarah Bolger (Once Upon A Time, The Tudors) as Jade; Ally Ioannides (Parenthood) as Tilda; and Madeleine Mantock (Edge Of Tomorrow) as Veil.