Amazon Prime Video has acquired AMC’s “Into the Badlands” exclusive broadcasting rights in the UK from Entertainment One Television. The financial terms of the deal has not been disclosed.
More or less based on the class Chinese tale ‘Journey to the West,’ the series ‘In the Badlands’ is set in a land controlled by feudal barons and is story of a great warriors and a young boy who goes on an adventure across a dangerous land on a spiritual odyssey. The story revolves around a loyal soldier of Barons who is called Sunny Who. It is about how he grows swiftly in martial arts through the ranks to become Head Clipper and trusted advisors to the merciless Quinn and various violence he encounters. The drama series is produced by a list of producers that include AMC Studios and stars Danniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Aramis Knight (The Dark Knight Rises), Oliver Stark (Luther), Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later), Orla Brady (Fringe), Sarah Bolger(The Tudors) and few more.
Further to the acquisition, the series will be available to Amazon Prime members in the U.K on a weekly basis from November 17th, after they air in the U.S Entertainment One launched the show at TV market MIPCOM earlier this month. New episodes will be broadcasted every Tuesday through to the season one finale on December 22nd.
Chris Bird, Film & TV Strategy Director for Amazon Instant Video UK said, “We’re delighted to announce that we’re bringing another world-class TV series from AMC exclusively to our Amazon Prime customers here in the UK. Into the Badlands takes audiences on a cinematic journey like they have never experienced before, through a post-apocalyptic future, where stylishly choreographed fight scenes, and a thrilling storyline of the pursuit of power, freedom and destiny will have audiences hooked from the first scene”.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our existing relationship with Amazon on Into the Badlands which was much sought after when we launched it at MIPCOM”, added Stuart Baxter, President, of Entertainment One Television International. “We’re looking forward to bringing another bold, highly anticipated AMC series to UK audiences.”