AMC's 'Into the Badlands' Sells to Chinese Streamer LeTV
The postapocalyptic martial arts drama stars Chinese actor Daniel Wu and is loosely based on a beloved Chinese classic novel.
Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed AMC's Into the Badlands to LeTV in China. The postapocalyptic martial arts drama, loosely based on the beloved and oft-adapted Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, will launch on LeTV's streaming video services in early 2016.
"We're delighted to partner with LeTV, one of the largest online platforms in China, to bring this blockbuster series to the Chinese audience," said eOne regional sales director Ben Bishop.
In addition to Mainland China, eOne has licensed Into the Badlands to AMC Global in over 125 countries, including regions throughout Asia, Benelux, Latin America, Central Europe and Spain, as well as to Foxtel in Australia, SoHo in New Zealand and CMore in Scandinavia.
Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a ruthless warrior, Sunny (Daniel Wu, a major star in mainland China), and a young boy, M.K. (Aramis Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land.
Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the series debuted on AMC in the U.S. as television’s highest-rated series premiere this fall among adults ages 18-49 in live/same day ratings.