The new martial arts drama series Into the Badlands will premiere exclusively on AMC, ABNxcess, Channel 351 on 16th November at 11:00am. The premiere episode will debut on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously with the U.S. premiere on AMC and will then air again during primetime on 16th November at 10:00pm (Malaysia).
Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a ruthless warrior and a young boy who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land. Centuries from now, following natural and man-made disasters, a new society has emerged with the strongest and most brutal rising to wealth and power.
Known as the Badlands, this territory is divided among seven rival Barons who control the resources necessary for life, enforcing their rule with the aid of loyal armies known as Clippers. These warriors enjoy status and comforts that the general population can only dream of and they are willing to sacrifice their lives in service to their Barons. Few Clippers ever live to see their 30th birthday, but Sunny (Daniel Wu) is no ordinary Clipper. Demonstrating lethal proficiency in martial arts, Sunny rose swiftly through the ranks to become Head Clipper to Quinn (Marton Csokas) as well as his most trusted advisor.
For decades, Quinn has remained unchallenged as the Badlands’ most powerful leader, but the land’s newest Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham), has been mounting brazen attacks on Quinn’s transport vehicles, apparently testing his appetite for a fight. One of these attacks leads Sunny to M.K. (Aramis Knight), a teenage boy who has survived a deadly ambush. Sunny soon comes to understand that the teen harbours a dark secret and has a sizeable bounty on his head.
As The Widow continues her campaign against Quinn, the destinies of the stoic assassin and the impetuous teenager become intertwined. In their evolution as teacher and student, each will discover his true purpose; together, they will embark on a quest that could mean the difference between chaos and enlightenment for everybody throughout the Badlands.