AMC HEADING DEEPER "INTO THE BADLANDS"
Series Renewed For Expanded 16-Episode Third Season, Returning In 2018
In Current TV Season, AMC Is Home To Four Of The Top Five Scripted Dramas On Cable
NEW YORK, NY - April 25, 2017 - AMC today announced 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, "Into the Badlands" is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. In the current television season, the series ranks as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #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.
Network Program P25-54
AMC WALKING DEAD 9,775
FX AMERICAN HORROR STORY 3,361
AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 3,189
AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 2,123
AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 1,917
Source: Nielsen, '16-'17 Season to Date (9/19/16 - 4/19/17), L+3, P25-54; excludes repeats, specials, gapped, sustainers, breakouts; Original Scripted Cable Dramas.
From AMC Studios, "Into the Badlands" was created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and is executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, along with David Dobkin, Stephen Fung, Michael Taylor and Daniel Wu.
"Into the Badlands" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on AMC.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," "The Son" and the forthcoming "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking With Chris Hardwick," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.