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[01/22/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 22
Updates include: John Leguizamo to lead "Taxi-22" at CBS; Nadia Hilker, Amber Clayton cast in TNT's "Breed"; and Orla Brady bound for a role in AMC's "Badlands."

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[11/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
David Dobkin Will Direct "Badlands" (WT) for AMC
Plus: Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark have joined the cast as series regulars.

[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 - 1/22/15
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, December 2014) AMC has cast Hong Kong film star Daniel Wu as the lead of the network's martial arts drama "Badlands" (working title). Wu also serves as an executive producer on the series. "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 ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Wu as Sunny
· Emily Beecham
· Oliver Stark
· Orla Brady as Lydia
· Sarah Bolger
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Gough as CRTR/EP
· Daniel Wu as EP
· David Dobkin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· 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