I’m happy to announce that AMC have officially renewed Into The Badlands for a third season, and not only that but the third season will consist of 16 episodes. The second season hasn’t even finished airing yet but the network and the fans have shown so much faith and love for the series that it has already been greenlit for an early renewal. In fact the series ranks as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #4 returning drama, behind “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”
“‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride to the fans.”
“We are excited and grateful to continue our journey into the Badlands with Charlie, Joel, Susie and all of our friends at AMC,” said Gough and Millar. “We also want to give a big clipper salute to our Irish and Chinese partners! The thought of doing an expanded 16-episode season is both thrilling and exhausting!!”
I’m secretly hoping they come back to Ireland to film the third season, then again I could be biased as I had such a great experience working as an extra on the current second season. Let me tell you the television screen does not do the sets justice because standing beside them in person is just awe inspiring, the sets are huge and there is so much detail, most of which you sadly do not see on screen. For now I will just keep my fingers crossed that they come back to Ireland and that they will come to San Diego Comic-Con International to host a panel to talk about the upcoming third season.
From AMC Studios, “Into the Badlands” was created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and is executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, along with David Dobkin, Stephen Fung, Michael Taylor and Daniel Wu.
“Into the Badlands” airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on AMC. In the UK it’s available exclusively on Amazon prime on Mondays, the day after it airs in the states.