AMC, the network behind hit shows such as THE WALKING DEAD, MAD MEN, and BREAKING BAD are gearing for a new martial arts action series to premiere in late 2015 or early 2016.
Loosely based on the epic Chinese novel JOURNEY TO THE WEST, BADLANDS will revolve around a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. The duo behind BADLANDS are the team of Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who are known for creating the Superman prequel series SMALLVILLE and have worked on Sammo Hung’s series MARTIAL LAW and had written Jackie Chan’s SHANGHAI KNIGHTS.
Alongside Gough and Millar, Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg. Even more the great news for martial arts fans, the Diversion Pictures duo of Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu will be onboard the project as executive producers. In what may astound fans, the team of Wu and Fung will also serve as the series’ fight choreographers. As many know, Wu is a former wushu champion while Fung has made a name for himself in directing martial arts comedies, which landed him the director job of the upcoming KICKBOXER remake for Hollywood. This will be quite interesting to see the style Wu and Fung will bring to the series’ action scenes.
The first season will consist of six one-hour episodes, which are set to debut in late 2015/early 2016 (after Fung completes work on KICKBOXER.).
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