AMC's much-awaited martial arts and sci-fi mashup series, Into The Badlands, premieres this Sunday (15 November). The show promises to bring the classic martial arts genre to TV in a big way.
Here's what the official synopsis for season 1 of Into The Badlands reveals:
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.
Discussing some of the primary themes for season 1 of the series, co-creator and co-showrunner Alfred Gough said (via AMC): "There are themes of weakness and strength, because the Barons control everything. It's the 1% versus the 99%. The Barons have a lot of power and this system has been in place for 100 years, but it's starting to crack. And The Widow is the big disrupter in this world."
The premiere episode description teases that, "The Badlands' deadliest Clipper, Sunny, rescues a mysterious boy, M K, who harbours a dark secret, but may also know the way out of the Badlands."
Into The Badlands Season 1, Episode 1 titled The Fort airs Sunday, 15 November at 10pm ET on AMC. Click here to watch it online via live stream.