AMC has given a straight-to-series order to martial arts drama Badlands, the network announced Friday.
Loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West," Badlands is a genre-bending series that tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
The project was created by Smallville's Al Gough and Miles Millar. They will executive-produce with Stacy Sher, Michael Shamberg, Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung. Season 1 will consist of six one-hour episodes.
"We are incredibly excited to help Al and Miles, as well as Stacey and Michael from Double Feature to bring Badlands to life," AMC's executive vice president of original programming Joel Stillerman said in a statement. "This creative team has so much expertise in bringing a fresh take to classic genres from their film and television experience, and their take on martial arts will be no exception. Along with a beautiful story, they've also assembled the A-Team of martial arts fight choreography in Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung."
The drama is expected to premiere in late 2015 or early 2016. Will you watch Badlands?
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