AMC is showing the love for Into the Badlands.
The beautifully filmed martial arts drama has just been renewed for a super-sized third season.
While Into the Badlands Season 1 consisted of six episodes and Into the Badlands Season 2 is currently at 10, Into the Badlands Season 3 will have a whopping 16 episodes for your exhaustion and enjoyment!
The series, which stars Daniel Wu, will return in 2018.
This renewal is quite a change from the second season renewal. Season 2 is currently airing.
Season 1 initially aired in 2015 and viewers had to wait until well into 2016 to get news of a renewal.
This could have something to do with the ratings. It's averaging 3.6 million total viewers and a 2.1 share of viewers 21-54 after three days of time-shifted viewing.
“Into the Badlands looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” AMC president Charlie Collier said.
“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,” Gough and Millar said in a joint statement.
“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!!”
Fans of martial arts must love this news.
The big question now is when the series will air. Considering how other 16-episode seasons air on AMC, we should probably expect to see the full season cut into two pieces.
Will Into the Badlands be an anchor for the launch of another series, or will it air in conjunction with another series already on the air to create a powerhouse time of the year?
AMC's other series include Preacher, Better Call Saul, Humans, The Son, The Terror and The Walking Dead franchise.
If you are late to the martial arts world, watch Into the Badlands online to catch up!
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