Daniel Wu’s “Into the Badlands” to Air on AMC on November 15

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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Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.

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  1. It looks cheesy and a ball of confusion. His fighting stance is Chinese kung fu yet he uses Japanese katana. Then the Americans outlaws are mixture of historic western revolution with modern-ish, steampunk-wannabe but so crispy clean, rich-sy… Eh… Anyways, wish the show luck. It’s pretty cool to see HK branching into US markets. I’ll give it a try.

    1. @jjwong

      It’s suppose to be that way. This film is set in the future with a mix of different traditional martial arts elements. You think Game of Thrones make sense? But people love it. Arguably, the most popular TV series of all time.

      And this is produced by AMC, They are renown for producing great TV series. Chances of this failing is slim.

      1. @m0m0

        Neither am I a fan of Game of Thrones, but you can’t argue it’s success and the cultural impact its made.

      2. @anon It can be post-apocalyptic or futuristic setting and still have a “uniform” look and feel. Take Firefly for example. It’s a mesh between Western and Chinese (though they butcher the lang and stuff). That world still feel like one world. This (trailer) looks like the put a square, triangle and circle next to each other without any meshing.

        GoT has unity even though it has handful of different lands, culture and people race. GoT (rather A Song of Ice and Fire) is a very intrigue and intricate series. One would appreciate better if they read the books imo. I love the books and do follow the tv series. I prefer the books more though.

      3. @anon you might have misunderstood me. My comments are judge on their look and appearance. I wasn’t commenting or judging the series story or plot. I would agree it’s premature to damn the story/plot just on 3 mins.

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