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Daniel Wu Talks to THR; NBC News Interviews Aramis Knight

This week, Daniel Wu talks to The Hollywood Reporter, while NBC News interviews Aramis Knight. Plus, io9 thinks Into the Badlands could begin a new chapter in genre TV. Read on for more:

• Daniel Wu talks to The Hollywood Reporter about Into the Badlands‘ acrobatics: “It’s not a typical fisticuffs. It’s dynamic, jaw-dropping fight scenes, visually, and beautiful overall.”

NBC News interviews Aramis Knight, who discusses the show’s two Asian-American leads: “I think not only is the martial arts groundbreaking but casting [Daniel Wu and I] as predominant characters is also groundbreaking. It’s never been done before.”

io9 is hopeful that Into the Badlands “kickstarts a new chapter in genre television.”

Geeks of Doom reports that, at New York Comic-Con, Daniel Wu said of Sunny, “As the season goes on, you see him changing as a person, and that’s what really sold me. It’s not the martial arts or cool stunts, but the development of a character.” IGN was also at the convention.

• “With the violence you also need the philosophy of martial arts to balance that out or else it just becomes all about the violence,” Daniel Wu says of Into the Badlands, according to International Business Times. Marton Csokas and Orla Brady also play “TV’s most ruthless power couple since the Underwoods (House of Cards),” says International Business Times. features a new poster for the show that “promises killer swordplay.”

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