AMC orders martial arts drama 'Badlands' straight to series
"Badlands" is said to be very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West," in which a group of pilgrims take a journey towards enlightenment, only to find they need to work together as a team to get it.
The new AMC series is described as "a story of a great warrior and young boy who embark on a journey through dangerous lands to enlightenment."
"Badlands" was created by Al Gough (above) and Miles Millar ("Shanghai Noon," "Smallville"). The two will serve as executive producers along with the Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg ("Pulp Fiction," "Contagion") in addition to expert martial-arts filmmakers, Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung.
The network has ordered six episodes of the series and it is set to premiere in late 2015 or early 2016.