It’s been more than a year since the conclusion of the first season of Into the Badlands aired but AMC is hoping that viewers of the series haven’t forgotten about it. The cable channel has announced that season two of Into the Badlands will kick off on March 19th and run for 10 episodes. The season finale is expected to air on May 21st.
Here are the press notes and an AMC promo:
The martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” will return for its highly-anticipated second season on Sunday, March 19th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. “Into the Badlands” Season 2 finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.
In its first season, “Into the Badlands” averaged 5.3 million viewers, 3.2 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54 in live+3 ratings, ranking as the #4 highest-rated freshmen season of any series in cable history among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in live+3 viewing. The series, which Deadline called a “smoldering, serpentine and supremely stylized series that does the legacy of Bruce Lee proud,” is executive produced by creators/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, “Smallville”), Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Nights), director Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, House of Fury) and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero).
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the second season of Into the Badlands? Do you think the series will be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?