AMC Renews ‘Into the Badlands’ for Season 2

Drama stars Hong Kong action stand out Daniel Wu

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“Into the Badlands” has been renewed for a second season, AMC announced Tuesday.

The show will return for a 10-episode second season, premiering on AMC in 2017. The show delivered the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history.

“With its deep dive into authentic martial arts, the visually stunning ‘Into the Badlands’ proved to be unlike anything else on television,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

“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,” he continued. 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.”

The show follows Sunny (Daniel Wu), the top warrior for a savage tyrant named Quinn (Martin Csokas), who rules over an empire in a dystopian future. But a boy named MK (Aramis Knight) may hold the key to Sunny’s escape from a life he has come to hate.

From AMC Studios, the series was created by showrunners, executive producers, and writers Gough and Millar. Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Wu also serve as executive producers.

“We can’t imagine any other network bold enough to embrace a show like this,” said Gough and Millar in a joint statement. “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!”

The show stars Wu, Csokas, Knight, Oliver Stark, Emily Beecham, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Ally Ioannides, and Madeleine Mantock as Veil.