Will Netflix or Amazon Prime Pick Up Into The Badlands Season 4?
Into The Badlands is a martial arts TV series that ran on AMC for three seasons until being canned. The final episode aired on May 6 2019 and for now at least, that’s it. The news didn’t go down well with fans who all thought there was a lot more life in the series yet. So will Netflix pick up Into The Badlands as they have done with other canceled shows?
I think Into The Badlands stands a good chance of being picked up by Netflix.
AMC said that Into The Badlands didn’t achieve the audiences they wanted so called time on it at the end of season 3. The cast took it with good grace as you would expect with star Daniel Wu tweeting
‘“Thank you for your support. We always had you in mind while making this as we wanted to give you the best martial arts action show to ever appear on tv and I think we achieved that. But that wouldn’t have been possible without you! So thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”’
Into The Badlands TV show
Into The Badlands has a post-apocalyptic semi fantasy setting heavily influenced by ancient Chinese culture. Some technology has survived while some has not and guns are now considered beyond the pale so are no longer used. It’s back to swords, arrows and martial arts to keep order.
The Badlands is set between the Rocky Mountains and Mississippi River and a feudal system has developed similar to Medieval Europe. Barons control the land and the people and slave labor is the norm. Order is maintained by the Clippers, a sort of militia. Outside of this organized society are Nomads and other organizations trying to get by.
The show is a real mix of post apocalypse and ancient history. The idea that guns are no longer used is a good one and the cultural mix is also neatly done.
Into The Badlands stars Daniel Wu as Sunny, Aramis Knight as M.K., Ally Ioannides as Tilda, Madeleine Mantock as Veil and Marton Csokas as Quinn.
Into The Badlands season 1
Into The Badlands season 1 has 6 episodes and introduces us to the world, the characters and life in general. Sunny is a former Clipper who is involved in a recue of M.K. a mysterious character who may be able to help Sunny escape from the Badlands. Sunny begins training M.K. while fighting bad guys and trying to survive amongst other Clippers, the Barons and various villains.
The season is full of action and good storytelling. This isn’t wire-fu but seriously athletic martial arts with a great eye for choreography. It’s a refreshing change from the usual post-apocalyptic story.
Into The Badlands season 2
Season 2 is 10 episodes long and sees Sunny as a slave miner and M.K. training with some monks. Sunny enters the fighting pit to try to escape while being betrayed by someone who knows who he really is. The other characters, Tilda and The Widow have moved on but are still in the Badlands.
Sunny and Bajie work their way through a list of enemies while The Widow does what she can to secure her position and put down her enemies.
Into The Badlands season 3
Into The Badlands season 2 is also 10 episodes long and Sunny is back in the Badlands. Only The Widow and Chau remain of the original barons and its civil war. Sunny and Bajie again work their way through a complex storyline while fighting bad guys and trying to stay out of trouble and end up fighting blind cannibals, warriors and more while Sunny ends up in prison again.
All storylines come together in a fight to the finish. I can’t say much more without spoilers. It’s difficult enough writing a synopsis without them as it is!
Will Netflix take on Into The Badlands?
At the time of writing, Netflix have not mentioned wanting to continue Into The Badlands. I think chances are good that they will. The show isn’t your usual terrorist, zombie, law, police or crime procedural but something different. Sure, the plot took some serious twists and turns and sometimes ended up in unlikely places but overall, the action and the acting was good enough for it to gather a core following.
Some of which has spilled onto social media to demand Into The Badlands be continued. With such a fanbase and more international appeal than many US TV shows, I think it quite possible that Netflix will pick it up.
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