AMC is all set to premiere its new sci-fi and martial arts mashup series, Into The Badlands, this month. The network, behind some acclaimed hit dramas like The Walking Dead and Humans, is expecting another hit show which could possibly join the list of other high-on-action intense dramas like Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.
"AMC wanted to do something that was difficult and groundbreaking with this," Into The Badlands co-creator Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, Smallville) told Daily News. "So the level of drama had to match the martial arts."
Talking about the unique genre mix that the show explores, Alfred Gough -- Millar's longtime collaborator -- added, "It's a mashup of all the things we love. It's martial arts, science fiction and Japanese samurai — you know, the good stuff."
Into The Badlands premieres on Sunday, 15 November on AMC. You can check out the preview of the show that was showcased at the 2015 Comic-Con below:
What is Into The Badlands all about (via AMC)
Set in a post apocalyptic future, the series shows that a feudal society has emerged in the wake of civilization's destruction. This area is now called the Badlands and is uneasily divided among seven rival Barons. Each Baron enforces their iron rule with the aid of loyal armies of trained assassins known as Clippers.
The most lethal of the Badlands' Clippers is Sunny (Daniel Wu) -- the Regent (Head Clipper) and most trusted advisor of Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas). For decades, Quinn has been unchallenged as the Badlands' most powerful Baron; however, the territory's newest Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham), has begun testing his appetite for a fight.
One day, Sunny rescues MK (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 hefty bounty on his head. Together, they will embark on an odyssey that could mean the difference between chaos and enlightenment for everyone in the Badlands.
The official trailer for the show will be released on Sunday (1 November) during episode 4 of The Walking Dead season 6.