Head Into the Badlands with the First Stills from AMC’s New Series

AMC has just released the first two stills from their upcoming fall series, “Into the Badlands,” starring Daniel Wu. In addition to headlining, Wu also serves as an executive producer on the series.

Said to be a genre-bending martial arts series, “Into the Badlands” is very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, the series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

Emily Beecham (28 Weeks LaterThe Village), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” In America) and Oliver Stark (The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas BoxMy Hero) also star.

AMC has ordered six, one-hour episodes, which will premiere in late 2015. The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, “Smallville”). They’ll serve as executive producers along with David Dobkin (The Judge, Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Knights), Oscar-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), and Stephen Fung and Wu (Tai Chi Zero).

From AMC Studios, “Into the Badlands” will be distributed internationally by Entertainment One Television (eOne). If you missed the first look teaser that debuted back in March, check it out right here.