The thrilling martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” premieres to BT customers on AMC UK on 10th October at 9:00pm
AMC UK announced today that it will premiere to BT TV customers the thrilling six-part martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” on Monday 10th October at 9:00pm
Original Series From AMC Studios Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville”)
Stars Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and Emily Beecham (Hail, Caesar!)
London – DATE 2016 – AMC UK announced today that it will premiere to BT TV customers the thrilling six-part martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” on Monday 10th October at 9:00pm.Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, “Into the Badlands” tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
The series will be available free of charge in the UK to all BT TV customers on the AMC channel, number 332 on BT TV and BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192.AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky with an HD subscription.
Centuries from now, following natural and man-made disasters, a new society has emerged with the strongest and most brutal rising to wealth and power. Known as the Badlands, this land is divided among seven rival Barons who control the resources necessary for life, enforcing their rule with the aid of loyal armies known as Clippers. These warriors enjoy status and comforts that the general population can only dream of and they are willing to sacrifice their lives in service to their Barons. Few Clippers ever live to see their thirtieth birthday, but Sunny (Daniel Wu) is no ordinary Clipper. Demonstrating lethal proficiency in martial arts, Sunny rose swiftly through the ranks to become Head Clipper to Quinn (Marton Csokas) as well as his most trusted advisor.
For decades, Quinn has remained unchallenged as the Badlands’ most powerful leader, but the territory’s newest Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham), has been mounting brazen attacks on Quinn’s transport vehicles, apparently testing his appetite for a fight. One of these attacks leads Sunny to M.K. (Aramis Knight), a teenage boy who has survived a deadly ambush. Sunny soon comes to understand that the teen harbours a dark secret and has a sizeable bounty on his head. As The Widow continues her campaign against Quinn, the destinies of the stoic assassin and the impetuous teenager become intertwined. In their evolution as teacher and student, each will discover his true purpose; together, they will embark on a quest that could mean the difference between chaos and enlightenment for everybody throughout the Badlands.
The series has proved a hit with reviewers internationally.Variety said the drama “hits its target with admirable force,” The Hollywood Reporter called it “action-packed” and “entertainingly intense” and The Boston Globe admired the “phenomenal choreography” of the fight scenes.
“Into the Badlands” stars Daniel 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 (Hail, Caesar!, 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.
From AMC Studios, the six-part series is created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, “Smallville”), and executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Nights), fight director Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, House of Fury) and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero).
Entertainment One (eOne) handles the international distribution for the series.
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