7:08pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Badlands': Watch the Teaser for AMC's Upcoming Martial Arts Drama
AMC used the season five finale of The Walking Dead on Sunday to debut the first footage of its upcoming martial arts drama series Badlands.
Badlands is described as 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, Badlands tells the story of Sunny, a great warrior, and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
The network ordered six hourlong episodes of the drama from AMC Studios for a premiere in late 2015 or 2016. The series was created by writers-showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville), who will exec produce alongside Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction) and martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero) and Stephen Fung.
Daniel Wu stars as Sunny and toplines a cast that includes Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later, The Village), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) and Oliver Stark (The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box).
Check out the teaser, below. Badlands debuts in the fall on AMC.