AMC Journeys Westward With Series Order For Martial Arts Drama, BADLANDS
Folks who have fallen in love with shows like Breaking Bad and are current viewers of The Walking Dead series can now begin preparing themselves for a little more martial arts in their line-up. Deadline is now reporting that producing partners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Knights, Smallville) are now behind the forthcoming production of the new AMC martial arts drama series, Badlands, which, while loosely based on late author Wu Cheng'en's often film-translated late 16th century tale, "Journey To The West", carries a description that reads as follows:
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.
Gough and Millar will operate as showrunners, and will write amd executive produce the series with Wu and Fung producing, in addition to Oscar-nominated producers Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion). Badlands is currently gearing up for a late 2015/early 2016 debut, with international distribution courtesy of Entertainment One Television.