Into the Badlands




Status: Active, Airing 3rd Season !!!Cancelled!!!
Airs: Mondays, 10 PM EST
Premiere: Season 3B Premieres March 24, 2019
Network: AMC
Starring: Daniel Wu, Emily Beecham, Oliver Stark, Sarah Bolger
Series Website: www.amc.com/shows/into-the-badlands

Description: Into the Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. AMCTV.com

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Status: This show returned with its best ratings since the beginning of its third season with the help of a lead-in from The Walking Dead, but it did drop notably after moving to its regular Monday timeslot.  If fans can stage a Call to Action on the social networks and make enough noise, perhaps they can convince AMC to change its mind about the cancellation or another venue to pick the show up.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Status
3/24/19 1 0.42 0.42 1.2 Cancelled
3/25/19 2 0.17 0.30 0.6 Cancelled
4/1/19 3 0.17 0.25 0.6 Cancelled

2017-18 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
4/22/18 1 0.5 0.5 1.3 n/a Renewal Possible
4/29/18 2 0.4 0.4 1.3 n/a Renewal Possible
5/6/18 3 0.3 0.4 1.0 n/a Renewal Possible
5/13/18 4 0.4 0.4 1.2 n/a Renewal Possible
5/20/18 5 0.4 0.4 1.1 n/a Renewal Possible
5/27/18 n/a Preempted 0.4 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
6/3/18 6 0.3 0.4 0.9 n/a On the Bubble
6/10/18 7 0.3 0.4 1.1 n/a On the Bubble
6/17/18 8 0.3 0.4 0.9 n/a On the Bubble

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2016-17 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
3/19/17 1 1.4 1.4 3.4 2.0 Renewed
3/26/17 2 1.5 1.5 3.4 n/a Renewed
4/2/17 3 1.4 1.4 3.1 2.0 Renewed
4/9/17 4 0.6 1.2 1.6 1.1 Renewed
4/16/17 5 0.5 1.1 1.4 1.1 Renewed
4/23/17 6 0.5 1.0 1.3 1.0 Renewed
4/30/17 7 0.5 0.9 1.4 n/a Renewed
5/7/17 8 0.5 0.9 1.3 n/a Renewed
5/14/17 9 0.6 0.8 1.6 n/a Renewed
5/21/17 10 0.5 0.8 1.4 n/a Renewed

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
11/15/15 1 3.2 3.2 6.4 n/a Low
11/22/15 2 2.3 2.7 4.8 n/a Low
11/29/15 3 2.5 2.6 5.2 n/a Low
12/6/15 4 1.1 2.2 2.4 n/a Low
12/13/15 5 1.0 2.0 2.2 n/a Low
12/20/15 6 0.8 1.8 2.2 n/a Low

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27 thoughts on “Into the Badlands

  1. Mike Hunt

    Bathing in Daniel Wu’s charisma i like watching wallpaper dry. When your lead sucks, your show sucks,
    The young colt with special powers is also pretty bad, a whiny wimp, what happened to angry young men? That’s strike two.
    The rest of the cast is pretty good, but they can’t over come these major problems.
    Based on Journey into the West, Badlands is an empty shell of that story, all plot, no real internal character conflict, but again that could just be because Daniel Wu is incapable of communicating one bit of existential angst in his flat performance.
    He’s a metro-sexual version of Steve McQueen or Marlon Brandon if you prefer. He pouts and prances, trying to make his vapid eyes look steely and angry; spare us.
    The fighting is great when its on, top notch martial arts choreography of the highest order, but its not enough to keep us interested in the empty performance of this talentless actor and the fairly formulaic plot. This show wll never be great. Interesting failure yes. Brave attempt absolutely, but good? I’m afraid not.

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    1. Steve Gustafson

      So if all you want is nasty, cranky guys and fights then turn off the t.v. and take yer nasty backside out to a biker bar. Review their performance and I’ll send flowers!

      There’s been pages filled with character conflict between barons, clippers, the lost and the found as well as people reforming into new posses and coming into conflict with enemies now turned comrades. Sometime, the best conflicts occur between characters and themselves.

      You compare Danny Wu to McQueen and Brando and don’t like him? Watch Charles Bronson in ‘The Mechanic’ and see how much emotion he shows! Perhaps you’d have liked it more if the late Sam Kinison hadn’t died and would be onboard to shriek his way through The Badlands?

      I would think that with the landfill worth of trash cluttering up the television most nights, show that tries to bring something new and with spectacular production values would be welcomed and appreciated?

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    2. Jay

      What the fuck you talking the show is great to story it self and the fight best part but you just a hater smh. Enuff said dont have to explain shit lets see you do a better show cridit lmfaoo

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  2. Poops N Peeps

    We liked the show up to the 3rd episode. We sort of had to force ourselves into watching and eventually we wouldn’t watch it until the next day. It just sort of got boring. We were hyped with the videogame-like fight sequences the first few times. It almost felt like a Kill Bill vs Shinobi vs Streets Of Rage 3 vs The Matrix type of thing. When a fight happened it almost felt like a Boss fight…Little did we know that’s all it would be….We watch all the bullshlockin just to get to the fights… & the last few have been ehh. The plot is just becoming boring and even with all the twists and betrayal it still doesnt keep us from yawning. At one point during the season finale we felt like we were watching a cheap futuristic martial arts wannabe Game of Thrones. So with that said Poops N Peeps only give it a 5.8/10. We don’t really care if it comes back for a season 2. If it does and still manages to survive then we will be back to review it once more….but until then farewell Badlands…We didn’t visit very long!

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  3. Asashii

    networks that give us a shitty 6 episode season and then expect you to wait a year for another episode, this isnt the damn UK and piss on them for thinking they can treat us like that, take my viewing else where and you should do the same until they figure out no one wants or will except their crap business model !

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  4. Schni

    I’m not a sci-fi type of person and I loved it, so does my family. I hope it isn’t cancelled

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    1. Robert Green

      Me too, I really like the show. I would love to see another season. I was fine with the lead, I was fine with the villains I like every aspect.

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  5. SANDY

    WHY CANCEL SHUCH A GOOD AHOW AND RENEW SILLY USELESS SHOWS LIKE HOUSEWIVES OF EVERY TOWN IN THE USA? HOW SICK? THIS IS A GOOD ACTION DRAMA SO IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE LEAD MAN KILL HIM OFF AND GET A REAL STEEL MAN ONE GOOD THIS SHOW SHOULD OT BE CANCELED .i CAN WRITE SUCH FANTASTIC EPISODES FOR THIS SHOW AND WITH ONE HANDED LOL SHAME ON YOU TO TOSS THIS JEWEL OUT . iM SICK OF THE STUPID EASY TO WRITE REALITY SHOWS AND SO ARE MOST OF AMERICA SO BEWARE . WE WILL JUST STOP WATCHING YOUR POOP TSS THIS GOOD SHOW AND MAN YOUR IDIOTS THIS COULD GO SOME WHERE.IT HAS KABOOM!! CHANGE UP A FEW ACTORS AND YOU’VE GOT AWARDS SUCCESS AND LOTS OF FANS . CALL ME IF YOU WANT SOME REAL WRITING .i PERSONALLY WILL WRITE IT FOR FREE SO YOU CAN BE SHAMED . LOL THERE YA GO. YOU’VE BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH . WE LOVED THIS ITS TOO EARLY TO TOSS . BUT OK .IT WILL COME BACK ONLY WITH SOME ONE ELSE DOING IT YEA BABY!!!!!

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    1. admin Post author

      There has been no word of a cancellation of Into the Badlands yet, and everything we hear points to it coming back for a second season. AMC is taking their time with that announcement, though.

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    2. Gilbert

      Housewives, and the other related tripe, are cheap to make, since it’s “reality based” entertainment, which means they record very minute of people’s s****y lives then creatively edit it for maximum drama… Badlands required many set, based on old time deep south plantations, and the fights and choreography required a ton of practice and so on..

      I enjoyed it, but like some have said, when the plot seems to shift with every episode, with every character wanting to kill or backstab everyone else, it makes a lot of people watching it not want to bother… After the first episode, I know I had to go look up why they were calling each other cogs and so on, since no real backstory was given…

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      1. Anna

        If you had to look things up to follow this show then you don’t watch shows correctly. The story (even with no backstory) was easy to follow….I found it very easy to follow. Almost too easy. So if you didn’t like it because you couldn’t follow it, that’s on you. The show is fine.

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  6. Yoshi

    I liked this show!!! Could it had been better? Yes! A few scenes here and there were a tiny bit corny but overall a good action show!!! I would rather watch this than some reality show or one of those ” let’s eat till we puke” show. I think Into the Badlands has potential… Keep those episodes rolling…

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  7. Sherry

    I really like this show. Please, please, please let it continue. It has potential! Although I will miss the baron. If you put more cool, vicious characters like him, I feel you will have a hit!

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    1. admin Post author

      This show is returning for a second season in 2017.

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    2. henry ramirez

      i love the show just wish they gave it meaning an a chance to redeemed its self dont cut this out trust me with a little mysticsl powers and evil demons he must fight will make it alot better please come back

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      1. admin Post author

        Into the Badlands has been renewed for a second season and will be back in early 2017.

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        1. Tani J

          I like the show too, and WOW what a cliff hanger of an ending. But it will be back in 2017 – that is a LONG time to wait after watching season 1!

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  8. larry vest

    Me and my soilders absolutely love this show. We have been wondering why hasn’t it been on. Kind of depressing cause this show is the sh@@. I’m not a sci-fi junky but this in one hell of an action pack no holds bard kind of show. The fight screens are out of this world. Yes it makes me think back to the old martial art movies I watch as a kid. So much power and drama twisted together Out of the Badlands a great creation by AMC and yes I’m a walking dead fan as well. Let’s do the right thing and keeps this rolling.

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  9. JSelvig

    I thought it sounded Stupid the second I saw the trailer for it. An apocalyptic wasteland with no guns??? Really??? How uninteresting, imo.

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    1. Steve Gustafson

      If you want to guns and slaughter just watch the news! Know that when you pass a high school look carefully at the grounds and realize this could soon be the very next apocalyptic wasteland.

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  10. LovesThisShow

    You have to remember, Into the Badlands is a dystopian America set about 500 years into the future after a nuclear war wiped out most of society. The badlands are the only part of the currently known world of Into the Badlands that is the least bit civilized, and that is the point of the show. The banishment of the guns, and the use of martial arts warriors is the whole point!

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  11. Seymore hunt

    I loved it so did my family and friends please do another season

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  12. Chukwuebuka

    Such movies need not be cancelled. Take your time, thrill us the more.
    One Love!

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  13. badlandsfan

    I enjoyed season 1 and anxiously waiting for season 2 on netflix is 2017 and still nothing.

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  14. Matthew W Brown

    I can’t believe a “real” show not a bull$&#+ fake reality show that is scripted anyway and badly by the way is going to keep going and this awesome original show is going to end. I expect nothing less in this land of sheep and freeloaders. Feed the dumb. Such a shame.

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