AMC announced on Tuesday afternoon that it has renewed its hit martial arts drama Into the Badlands for an expanded 16 episode Season 3, coming in 2018. The show has been one of the highest-rated dramas on cable and is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode at the midway point of its second season. That ranks it as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #4 returning drama, behind The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Fear the Walking Dead.
“Into the Badlands looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “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,” said Gough and Millar. “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!!”
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Into the Badlands airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on AMC. To learn more about Into the Badlands meet the fierce women of the show here.
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