The panel started with a first action-packed look at the post-apocalyptic series of “a world divided.” The brutal future America has no guns but is run by seven Barons and their personal armies. Check it out above:
The panel featured actors Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Emily Beecham, Aramis Knight and Orla Brady with creators/showrunners /EPs Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, EP/director David Dobkin, and EP/fight director Stephen Fung.
“Six episodes is a good amount,” said Gough today at the panel of AMC’s initial order of the show.”It’s like a super pilot,” he added. With Smallville alum on stage with him, Wu said he hoped that Into The Badlands would have the effect of kicking off a new round of the kung fu genre like the young Superman show helped do.
Loosely based on the Chinese tale Journey To The West, the series focuses on a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy, M.K. (Aramis Knight), who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. No longer a boy but not yet a man, M.K. is fearless and tests Sunny’s patience on a daily basis. Under Sunny’s tutelage, M.K. will become a martial artist of unrivaled skill.