AMC announces Into The Badlands, Fear the Walking Dead commissions
| 02 August 2015
Leading content firm AMC has announced a 15-episode order for the second season of Fear the Walking Dead plus a premiere for new martial arts drama series Into the Badlands.
Airing in 2016, Fear the Walking Dead was originally confirmed in March 2015 for two seasons and will debut in the US on 23 August with an extended 90-minute episode. The premiere will also air on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime.
Continuing the theme of the world smash hit The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family as a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability there is.
“Into The Badlands is an exciting moment for us in that martial arts is not only a new genre for an AMC series, but also one that has been largely absent from television for 15 years,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming for AMC and SundanceTV. “The team behind Into The Badlands, led by showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, is comprised of some of the best martial artists and martial arts filmmakers in the world, and they have crafted a show that over-delivers against two big goals we set for the show: to create a compelling character drama, and to introduce the highest calibre of martial arts filmmaking to a weekly, ongoing series.”