During the Season 5 finale of “The Walking Dead,” AMC aired this short tease for the Fall 2015 premiere of “Into the Badlands,” starring Daniel Wu. Wu also serves as an executive producer on the series.
“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 ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
The series also stars 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). David Dobkin (The Judge, Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Knights) will be the series director.
AMC has ordered six one-hour episodes for “Into the Badlands.” The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, “Smallville”). They’ll serve as executive producers along with Dobkin, Oscar-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), and Stephen Fung and Wu (Tai Chi Zero).