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Published on March 8th, 2016 | by gareth

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AMC Confirms Season 2 Of Into The Badlands

 

AMC IS GOING BACK “INTO THE BADLANDS”

 

Acclaimed Martial Arts Drama Renewed For 10-Episode Second Season

To Premiere in 2017

 

“Badlands” Delivered Third Highest-Rated First Season In U.S. Cable History

 

AMC Global will Premiere Season Two Within Minutes of U.S. Broadcast

 

NEW YORK, NY – March 8, 2016 – AMC announced today that it has renewed the acclaimed martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” 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 and scored with critics and fans for its immersive world and the artistry of its elaborate fight sequences.

 

In the U.S., Nielsen live+7 ratings, the show’s first season averaged 5.6 million viewers per episode, including 3.5 million adults 25-54 and 3.4 million adults 18-49.

 

“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. 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,” said Gough and Millar. “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!”

 

Simultaneous to its U.S. launch, AMC Global will premiere season two of “Into the Badlands” within minutes of the U.S. broadcast. AMC Global premiered season one in 125 countries simultaneous to the AMC U.S. premiere, and the series achieved record-breaking performance in key markets.

 

From AMC Studios, “Into the Badlands” was created by showrunners/executive producers/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu.

 

“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 M.K.;  Oliver Stark (“Luther”) as Ryder; Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later”) as The Widow; Orla Brady (“Dr. 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.

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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