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Badlands to Air After Dead; Deadline Explores Show’s Origin

This week, Into the Badlands gets a post-The Walking Dead timeslot, while Deadline explores the show’s origin. Plus, Daniel Wu talks about the goal of Into the Badlands. Read on for more:

Variety reports that AMC will “use megahit The Walking Dead to help launch” Into the Badlands, since the martial arts drama will premiere on Nov. 15 immediately after undead drama.

Deadline looks at how Into the Badlands came to be, with Co-Creator Alfred Gough explaining, “There wasn’t a martial arts show on television, and we wanted to do a show that would make us jealous if it was on TV.”

• According to TheWrap, Daniel Wu says the goal is to “create these characters that would be intriguing and have emotional complexity and engage the audience who wouldn’t normally watch a martial-arts movie but would engage an AMC show.”

• Daniel Wu says, “I knew the action had to be kick-ass but also knew we really needed a compelling story,” the Associated Press reports.

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