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Old 07-11-14, 07:38 PM
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Into the Badlands (AMC) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 11/15/15




"Into the Badlands" tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. 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(R)-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).

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ally Ioannides as Tilda
· Aramis Knight as M.K.
· Daniel Wu as Sunny
· Emily Beecham
· Madeleine Mantock as Veil
· Marton Csokas as Quinn
· Oliver Stark
· Orla Brady as Lydia
· Sarah Bolger

CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Gough as CRTR/EP
· Daniel Wu as EP
· David Dobkin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Shamberg as EP
· Miles Millar as CRTR/EP
· Stacy Sher as EP
· Stephen Fung as EP

6 episode 1st season

Premieres on Sunday November 15th

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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Meh
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Kung Fu meets The Karate Kid?

AMC doesn't have the track record that FX does with original programming, so I'll have to wait until I see a trailer before I pass judgement. It just sounds like they're desperate for shows to order something that sounds so uninteresting straight-to-series.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Since this project isn't seeing the light of day for another 1 year and a half, I'll reserve judgment until actors are cast and footage is shot. However, I am in favor of a weekly period martial arts drama on cable TV.

But yes, I agree, AMC's drama development is really in bad shape right now. Nothing outside of The Walking Dead is really getting any buzz. New shows like Turn and Halt and Catch Fire aren't really talked about in the media or on the Net. I think they need to commission some Pilots from outside studios like Sony or WB. Their own in house development at AMC studios hasn't turned out a ratings hit (not counting TWD)
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Six episodes? Why bother. Or is that just potentially part of the first season?
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Sounds lame...they should just do a Kung Fu reboot the way Bruce Lee envisioned it before he was kicked off the project. I would be more interested in that.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

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Six episodes? Why bother. Or is that just potentially part of the first season?
It's a pretty common trend with the first seasons of AMC shows, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad both had short first seasons.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

It's fitting that AMC's only show keeping them alive is The Walking Dead - because that describes them perfectly.

This show will fail hard.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Yeah it really does seem like AMC scored big with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead but have run out of steam with the rest of their original programming. I think that Better Call Saul has a chance of being a hit when it starts but only due to the fact that it's a spinoff of one of their most popular shows.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

http://deadline.com/2014/12/daniel-w...ts-1201330636/

Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu has signed on as the lead. He's American born from San Francisco.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943079/?ref_=nv_sr_1

If you follow HK cinema, he's pretty well known. But, he has a few Western films on his resume.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

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It's a pretty common trend with the first seasons of AMC shows, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad both had short first seasons.
Actually, I believe Breaking Bad was supposed to be 13 but was cut short by the writers' strike. So I don't know if there is any precedence besides TWD.
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I do not envy a man who has to choreograph martial arts set pieces on a TV budget.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

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I do not envy a man who has to choreograph martial arts set pieces on a TV budget.
Arrow's second season had about the best fight choreography I've seen on television. It's less about budget and more about time. The crunch of shooting episodic television demands a relentless shooting pace. It takes a lot of time to plan out and stage a convincing fight, especially with multiple actors. You also need athletic leads that look realistic in action, you can't cut away on every shot.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
http://deadline.com/2014/12/daniel-w...ts-1201330636/

Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu has signed on as the lead. He's American born from San Francisco.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943079/?ref_=nv_sr_1

If you follow HK cinema, he's pretty well known. But, he has a few Western films on his resume.
I've seen a few of the flicks in his IMDB résumé yet I remember him in none of them.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

He is actually a pretty big name in HK cinema
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

Daniel Wu has been in a lot of films. I think his best one was Shinjuki Incident with Jackie Chan. It was more of a drama than an action film.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series for 2015/2016

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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

Guy looks alot like Donnie Yen.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

1st full trailer

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5KyHy4KRvIc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Premieres this November

It's only a 6 episode 1st season


I haven't really seen Daniel Wu perform martial arts in the films I've seen with him. But, he looks pretty credible in that footage.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

I'll watch
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

I'm iffy on it.
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Looks like Bunraku played straight.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

Promos for this during seemingly every commercial break for TWD. I hope it's good. Also hope the action scenes aren't CGI fests.

I'll definitely give it a chance, but holding my expectations in check.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

This is the sort of show that should be right up my alley, but honestly I was bored by the trailer alone. I'll still definitely give it a shot though.
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Re: AMC orders martial arts drama "Into The Badlands" straight to series for 2015/201

I'll check it out but I am keeping my expectations low.

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