Sunny is back (with a baby) and ready to fight in Into the Badlands Season 3. Here’s everything we know…
Into the Badlands Season 3 is a go over at AMC! The series, blending an apocalyptic setting with mystical martial-arts tropes, established itself as a formidable peak television offering in its late-2015 Season 1 run. Since Season 2 was widely considered a big improvement on the creative front, Into the Badlands Season 3 will happen in 2018, with a larger order of 15 episodes this time around.
AMC’s renewal for Into the Badlands Season 3 came in the middle of season two back in April. The network cited an average viewership of 3.6 million viewers per episode, with 2.1 million coming from the adults ages 25-54 demographic, also touting the series as the #4 ranked scripted drama on cable, only behind The Walking Dead, FX’s American Horror Story and Fear the Walking Dead, making it an AMC-dominant dominant top 5. As Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios expresses with enthusiasm:
“Into the Badlands looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions. Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride to the fans.”
Into the Badlands Season 3 Release Date
Into the Badlands Season 3 will arrive on Sunday, April 22 at 10 pm.
Into the Badlands Season 3 Story
Here’s the official synopsis from AMC:
Into the Badlands Season 3 finds Sunny (Daniel Wu of Tomb Raider) living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the wake of Veil’s death. It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie (Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead) and journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow (Emily Beecham of Daphne) and Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura of Wonder Woman) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region. No longer supported by Tilda (Ally Ioannides of Parenthood) or Waldo (Stephen Lang of Avatar), The Widow must find new allies in Lydia (Orla Brady of Fringe) and in Nathaniel Moon (Sherman Augustus of Westworld) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season two. But when a mysterious nomadic leader called Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay of Guerilla) 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.
Into the Badlands Season 3 Cast
The series will have a few new regular characters.
Sherman Augustus (Westworld), who appeared in season two as Nathaniel Moon, is coming back for more. His character will join forces with The Widow and hopes to get revenge on Sunny.
Babou Ceesay (Guerilla) joins the cast and will play Pilgrim, “a zealous warlord who is on a quest to recover a mysterious artifact from Azra that could tip the balance of power in the Badlands.”
Ella-Rae Smith (Clique) plays Nix, “a teenager whom Pilgrim loves like his own child and uses her dark abilities to enforce his will.”
Lorraine Toussaint joins Into the Badlands Season 3 as a new series regular. Toussaint will play Cressida, described as “a self-styled Prophetess and mentor to Pilgrim. She is his spiritual guide, political counsel and chief military strategist.”
The recurring guest stars for the season include Dean-Charles Chapman and Lewis Tan.
Into The Badlands Season 3 Images
AMC dropped some cool new photos from Into The BadlandsSeason 3. Have a look!