AMC has released the whole first series of its Into the Badlands comics, which serve as a prequel for the first season of the Into the Badlands TV series. Featuring the art of Steve Ellis (who drew prequel comics for Breaking Bad and its spin-off prequel, Better Call Saul), the Into the Badlands comics are written by TV series writers Matt Okumura and Justin Doble.
Set centuries in the future, in the feudal society, the Badlands, the Into the Badlands cast includes: Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Oliver Stark, Madeleine Mantock, and Alexia Ioannides.
You can read the entire first series of the Into the Badlands comics, here.
Here is the comic release announcement, from the official Twitter account of Into the Badlands:
— Into the Badlands (@IntotheBadlands) January 2, 2016
Into the Badlands got a strong start on AMC. The series premiere earned a 3.15 in the 18-49 ratings demographic, and drew a total audience of 6.390 million viewers. It steadily declined from there. The Into the Badlands season one finale only racked up 0.83 in the demo, and a total audience of 2.159 million viewers.
In all, the first season of Into the Badlands averaged 1.79 in the demo, with an average audience of 3.86 million. We are tracking ratings for nine scripted AMC shows. Of those shows, Mad Men ended after its seventh season, and Hell on Wheels is ending after season five.
Despite the ratings decline throughout, its first season averages place Into the Badlands third, after only The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. Still, of the seven remaining AMC shows we track, Into the Badlands is the only one that has not been officially renewed.
Into the Badlands star, Daniel Wu, has said he can see the show lasting for five or six seasons. In early December, Wu posted on Facebook that the show had been renewed for season two, but the post was later deleted.
Just before Christmas, EPs Al Gough and Miles Millar reported AMC has been happy with the show’s performance. They also teased what a second season of Into the Badlands might look like.
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