Into the Badlands on AMC Television

Into the Badlands Extended Fight Scene

Into the Badlands Extended Fight Scene

Update: On October 25, 2015 we got a sneak peek release of one of the epic fight scenes featured in the martial arts drama Into the Badlands on Talking Dead and AMC released the full three-minute clip of the Into the Badlands Extended Fight Scene. In this killer cut, viewers get a look at the series’ incredible choreography, led by fight director Stephen Fung, as lead character Sunny (Daniel Wu) encounters a group of adversaries in the woods, proving he is not one to mess with.

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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®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction,” “Contagion”), director David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Nights”), fight director Stephen Fung (“Tai Chi Zero”) and Daniel Wu (“Tai Chi Zero”).

Into the Badlands premiered on Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

Into the Badlands Extended Fight Scene

Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands on AMC Television

Into The Badlands PosterAugust 1, 2015 – Into the Badlands (2015), AMC Studios new martial arts television series, brings authentic martial arts to the small screen on November 19, 2015. The series is based loosely on the Chinese tale Journey to the West. Hong Kong’s Daniel Wu will star as well as executive produce the series and Aramis Knight will play the young lead opposite Daniel Wu.

The television series stars Daniel Wu, Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later, The Village), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors, In America), and Oliver Stark (The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, My Hero),  with Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, and Orla Brady. Executive producer and showrunners are Al Gough and Miles Millar. David Dobkin is the  executive producer and director of the television series, along with executive producer and fight director Stephen Fung.

Into The Badlands Daniel Wu
Into The Badlands Daniel Wu. Photo by James Dimmock

The series is about a mighty warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy M.K. (Aramis Knight) who search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons. M.K. is not a boy but not yet a man, and in his attempt to reach manhood, he will test the patience and fortitude of Sunny daily. But under Sunny’s training, the boy will become a great martial artist and a great man.

According to Daniel Wu, each episode of the series will have at least 5 minutes of fight scenes as the martial arts and the story are both equally important.

I knew the action had to be kick-ass but also knew we really needed a compelling story,” Daniel Wu said.

Into The Badlands on AMC

Into the Badlands on IMDb

During the Season 5 finale of “The Walking Dead,” AMC aired this short tease for the Fall 2015 premiere of “Into the Badlands,” starring Daniel Wu.