New American television drama, Into the Badlands, is co-directed and co-produced by Stephen Fung (冯德伦) and renowned American producer David Dobkin (best known for producing the films, Shanghai Knights and Wedding Crashers). Into the Badlands will be premiering on AMC, an American cable channel, on November 15.
With a predominantly American cast, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu (吴彦祖), who also had a hand in producing the drama. The theme song is written by Mike Shinoda, member of American rock band Linkin Park. Stephen, who is personally a fan of Linkin Park’s music, was so excited about the theme song that he mentioned Linkin Park’s involvement on his Weibo.
With its premiere date approaching soon, this internationally produced drama has been kicking up its promotion gears. Previews were held at the San Diego Comic-Con and the New York Comic-Con. Daniel and Stephen both attended the New York Comic-Con and were very excited to see a giant poster promoting Into the Badlands in the main exhibition hall. Both actors, who are fluent in English, also accepted interviews from the American media.
Stephen explained the choice to focus promotion efforts on the comic conventions and said, “I was actually at the San Diego Comic-Con a few months ago, and we received a pretty good response there. I also realized that people who attend comic conventions are generally part of the target group that our drama is appealing to.” He added that he had been so busy with promotional activities for the drama that he did not even have the time to explore the streets of New York City.
Loosely based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West<西遊記>,Into the Badlands tells the story of a warrior and a young boy who travel together through dangerous territories in search of enlightenment.
“Into the Badlands” Trailer
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The Master: Into the Badlands Fight Camp
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This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.