AMC Television is currently ramping up a promotional campaign for its 2015 slate, which now officially includes the current preparation and production of the new martial arts series, officially titled Into The Badlands. The show has been picking up steam for many months now since its announcement last July prior to landing international film star, actor Daniel Wu to lead the cast of the new series with The Judge helmer David Dobkin directing.
The network has announcement the official title with a Fall premiere date to accommodate the brand new series teaser which you can now check out at the bottom of the page. Check it out and watch for more news ahead!
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.
“We’re incredibly excited to blaze the trail, bringing a martial arts drama to television,” says writer/co-showrunner Miles Millar.
The show stars Hong Kong film star and master martial arts filmmaker Daniel Wu (City of Glass, The Heavenly Kings), Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later, The Village), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors, In America) and Oliver Stark (The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, My Hero). The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, Smallville). They’ll serve as Executive Producers alongside Oscar-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), as well as Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero).
H/T: AMC TV