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AMC will head back “Into the Badlands” for a ten-episode second season in 2017, after its first season’s November 2015 debut scored the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history.
“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, said in a statement. “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,” creators Al Gough and Miles Millar added. “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!”
Created by “Smallville’s” Al Gough and Miles Millar, the series stars Daniel Wu as Sunny, a seasoned warrior who sets off with a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
The first season ran for six episodes on AMC .