AceShowbiz - AMC has renewed its hit martial arts series "Into the Badlands" for a bigger season 3, midway through the series' second season. Running for 10 episodes in current second season and 6 episodes during its first run, the series has been renewed for a 16-episode season 3, set to air in 2018.
" '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. He continued, "Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by %cDaniel 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."
Gough and Millar added, "We are excited and grateful to continue our journey into the Badlands with Charlie, Joel, Susie and all of our friends at AMC. 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!!"
The sophomore season of the series is currently gaining an average of 3.6 million viewers per episode, making it the 4th most-watched series on cable following "The Walking Dead", "American Horror Story" and "Fear the Walking Dead". It also includes 2.1 million adults from 25-54 demo in Live+3.
"Into the Badlands" stars Wu as the postapocalyptic Badlands' greatest warrior. Also featured on the dystopian series are %cMarton Csokas%, %cAramis Knight%, %cOliver Stark%, %cEmily Beecham%, %cOrla Brady%, %cSarah Bogler%, %cAlly Ioannides% and %cMadeleine Mantock%.
"Into the Badlands" is created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Gough and Millar. Oscar-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg also executive produce, alongside David Dobkin, Fung, Michael Taylor and Wu.
"Into the Badlands" airs on Sunday nights at 10 P.M. on AMC.