AMC has never been afraid to go after genre heavy shows that might not fit on any other network. Into The Badlands is one of those shows. When you watch it you think it won’t last past its first season but AMC tends to put more into its shows, like an HBO or Showtime might. Given its huge success with The Walking Dead, AMC is aiming for another success with Into The Badlands. The concept is unique and the choreography in the fight scenes are well done. Here is to hoping it turns into something good. Catch the world premiere trailer and a sneak peek into a fight scene. The series premieres Nov 15th on AMC. Up and coming young actor Aramis Knight (Enders Game) also stars. He is someone to keep an eye on and at 16 he has a lot of filmography in his background already.
Centuries from now, a feudal society has emerged in the wake of civilization’s destruction. This area is now called the Badlands and is uneasily divided among seven rival Barons. Each Baron enforces their iron rule with the aid of loyal armies of trained assassins known as Clippers.
The most lethal of the Badlands’ Clippers is Sunny (Daniel Wu) — the Regent (Head Clipper) and most trusted advisor of Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas). For decades, Quinn has been unchallenged as the Badlands’ most powerful Baron; however, the territory’s newest Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham), has begun testing his appetite for a fight.
One day, Sunny rescues M.K. (Aramis Knight), a teenage boy who has survived a deadly ambush. Sunny soon comes to understand that the teen harbors a dark secret and has a hefty bounty on his head. Together, they will embark on an odyssey that could mean the difference between chaos and enlightenment for everyone in the Badlands.