Venturing Into the Badlands

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AMC is quickly becoming one of my favorite channels to watch.  I tuned in with interest on FX to see the Bastard Executioner, but had to come back and watch that on Wednesday night.  (I can’t stay up to midnight on a Sunday). I am highly anxious to see another new series AMC is set to roll out this fall called Into the Badlands.

Into the Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

What I love about this show already is that is casts Daniel Wu in the leading role.  He is not cast as some wise cracking side kick, or the sage cook at the hero’s favorite Chinese restaurant, but as a kick ass leading man in a television drama.

I have tweeted him, and am awaiting an answer on how he feels about this. When he responds, I will let you know.  In the meantime, and in between time, here is the trailer for the show.

The series premiers November 15 at 10/9 central on AMC.