WonderCon 2018 Into the Badlands panel attendees were treated to a lively discussion by panelist series star and executive producer Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider) who returns as Sunny, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) who returns as Bajie, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) who joins the cast this season as Cressida, and showrunner, executive producer, and writer Alfred Gough.
Before the packed house got a first look at the first trailer for season three, “Join Us or Die”
About Into The Badlands
From AMC Studios, “Into the Badlands” was created by executive producers, showrunners and writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) and is executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher (Django Unchained) and Michael Shamberg (Contagion), along with David Dobkin (The Judge), Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero), Michael Taylor (TURN: Washington’s Spies) and Wu.
Into the Badlands, closed season two ranked z top-ten scripted cable series. The show averages 3 million viewers per episode.
Into the Badlands is a story of survival and dominance set in a future feudal society. Within the territory known as the Badlands, a variety of clans struggle for supremacy over one another. These clans have been formed by the destruction of familial bonds and skirmishes over power. The show’s interwoven themes of martial arts, love and redemption are highlighted by what the show is best known for: its stunning cinematography and striking fight sequences.
This ensemble cast is led by Wu, Frost, Aramis Knight (Enders Game) Emily Beecham (Daphne), Orla Brady (“Fringe”) and Ally Ioannides (“Parenthood”). Joining the show in season three as new series regulars are Lorraine Toussaint, Sherman Augustus (“Westworld”), Babou Ceesay (“Guerilla”) and Ella-Rae Smith (Clique), with recurring guest appearances by stars Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”) and Lewis Tan (“Iron Fist”).
Season three finds Sunny (Wu) living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the aftermath of Veil’s death. It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie (Frost) to journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow (Beecham) and Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region. No longer supported by Tilda (Ioannides) or Waldo (Stephen Lang),
The Widow must find new allies in Lydia (Brady) and in Nathaniel Moon (Augustus) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2. But when a mysterious nomadic leader called Pilgrim (Ceesay) arrives in the Badlands, on a mission to restore Azra and usher in a new era of “peace,” old enemies must band together to defend the Badlands.
Season three of the post-apocalyptic, visually stunning drama will return Sunday, April 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Need to Catch up before the premiere? You’re in luck, Season 2 is available on Netflix now.