AMC announced today that it has renewed the martial arts drama Into the Badlands, one of the highest-rated dramas on cable, for an expanded third season of 16 episodes, returning to AMC in 2018.
Midway through its current second season, the series ranks as the No. 4 scripted drama on cable and the No. 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!!”
In the current television season, AMC has four of the top five scripted dramas on cable.