Acclaimed Martial Arts Drama Renewed For 10-Episode Second Season To Premiere in 2017
“Badlands” Delivered Third Highest-Rated First Season In U.S. Cable History
AMC Global will Premiere Season Two Within Minutes of U.S. Broadcast
NEW YORK, NY – March 8, 2016 – AMC announced today that it has renewed the acclaimed martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” for a 10-episode second season, premiering on AMC in 2017. The show delivered the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history and scored with critics and fans for its immersive world and the artistry of its elaborate fight sequences.
In the U.S., Nielsen live+7 ratings, the show’s first season averaged 5.6 million viewers per episode, including 3.5 million adults 25-54 and 3.4 million adults 18-49.
“With its deep dive into authentic martial arts, the visually stunning ‘Into the Badlands’ proved to be unlike anything else on television,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Co-creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, along with a talented team of producers, cast and crew, brought us an artfully crafted series. We’re eager to return to the world of barons and blades and spend even more time with these compelling and evolving characters across an expanded second season.”
“We can’t imagine any other network bold enough to embrace a show like this,” said Gough and Millar. “We are incredibly grateful to Charlie, Joel and the entire AMC team for taking this leap of faith with us and we look forward to continuing the journey into the Badlands!”
Simultaneous to its U.S. launch, AMC Global will premiere season two of “Into the Badlands” within minutes of the U.S. broadcast. AMC Global premiered season one in 125 countries simultaneous to the AMC U.S. premiere, and the series achieved record-breaking performance in key markets.
From AMC Studios, “Into the Badlands” was created by showrunners/executive producers/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu.
“Into the Badlands” stars Wu (“Tai Chi Zero”) as Sunny; Marton Csokas (“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”) as Quinn; Aramis Knight (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as M.K.; Oliver Stark (“Luther”) as Ryder; Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later”) as The Widow; Orla Brady (“Dr. Who,” “Fringe”) as Lydia; Sarah Bolger (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Tudors”) as Jade; Ally Ioannides (“Parenthood”) as Tilda; and Madeleine Mantock (“Edge of Tomorrow”) as Veil.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with “Mad Men,” and six of the last eight with back-to-back honoree “Breaking Bad.” The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s current original drama series include “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands” and the forthcoming “The Night Manager,” “Feed the Beast,” “Preacher,” “The Son,” and “The Terror.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men” and the upcoming “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.