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The series, which will premiere on AMC in the U.S. this Fall, will go out on all of AMC Global’s international channels within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
AMC Studios is producing Into the Badlands and has ordered it straight-to-series, with six, one-hour episodes in its first season. The show is very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. Wu plays Sunny, a ruthless warrior who, accompanied by a young boy, sets off on a journey across a dangerous land in a quest to find enlightenment.
AMC recently did a similar international deal for Fear the Walking Dead, the companion series to The Walking Dead, which will also premiere on AMC Global channels worldwide.
“We think Into the Badlands and Fear the Walking Dead will complement each other perfectly as we continue to grow our global footprint and support our pay-TV platform partners in expanding their subscriber base,” said AMC and Sundance Channel Global President Bruce Tuchman in a statement.
Wu, the star of such martial arts films as The Man with the Iron Fists will also act as an executive producer on Into the Badlands. The series co-stars Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark. David Dobkin (Shanghai Knights) is directing the series, which showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, Smallville) created.
Check out the trailer for Into the Badlands below:
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