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[07/11/14 - 04:29 PM]
AMC Announces Straight-to-Series Order for "Badlands" (WT)
The project is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West."







BADLANDS (AMC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/11/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, July 2014) AMC today announced a straight-to-series order for the martial arts drama "Badlands" (working title). "Badlands" joins "The Walking Dead" and the "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" as AMC's only straight-to-series orders. "Badlands" is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West." In a land controlled by feudal barons, "Badlands" tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. AMC has ordered six, one-hour episodes, with an expected premiere in late 2015 or early 2016. The project was created by writers/show runners Al Gough and Miles Millar ("Shanghai Noon," "Smallville"). They'll serve as exec producers along with Oscar-Nominated producers Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg ("Pulp Fiction," "Contagion") and master martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu ("Tai Chi Zero") and Stephen Fung.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Gough as CRTR/EP
· Daniel Wu as EP
· Michael Shamberg as EP
· Miles Millar as CRTR/EP
· Stacy Sher as EP
· Stephen Fung as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Entertainment One Television