Amazon has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to AMC’s Into the Badlands for its UK Prime Video service from Entertainment One Television (eOne). Each episode of the genre-bending martial arts series, loosely based on the Chinese classic tale Journey to the West, will be available to UK Amazon Prime members on a weekly basis from November 17, after they air in the U.S.
Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a ruthless warrior, Sunny (Daniel Wu), and a young boy, M.K. (Aramis Knight), who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land. The Badlands, as they are known, is controlled by rival Barons who have a stronghold on all resources and enforce their rule through loyal soldiers called ‘Clippers.’ One such warrior is Sunny who, demonstrating lethal proficiency in martial arts, has risen swiftly through the ranks to become Head Clipper and trusted advisor to the merciless Quinn (Marton Csokas). When a new Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham) enters the fray, the violence escalates and Sunny encounters M.K. for the first time. As The Widow continues her campaign against Quinn, the destinies of the stoic assassin and the impetuous teenager become intertwined.
The showrunners are Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville), and exec produced by Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction). David Dobkin (Shanghai Nights) directs with Stephen Fung (House of Fury) and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero) serving as fight directors.
Amazon also exclusively streams AMC show Fear the Walking Dead.