AMC has released a new trailer for season two of its martial-arts mayhem series Into the Badlands.
Into the Badlands, in a mere six-episode first season, introduced audiences to a feudal dystopian world ruled by “Barons,” who each have a territory and a military force and rule with an iron hand. Technology is scant, resources (which include opium, crude oil) are precious, and one’s fists — or perhaps swords — do most of the talking. Daniel Wu’s Sunny, the primary protagonist, started as a “Clipper” — a soldier/enforcer — for his Baron, the manipulative and deadly Quinn, but, for reasons we won’t spoil, he has fled the nest by the end of season one. The primary force that sent Sunny’s life askew was the appearance of MK (Aramis Knight), who seems to have a mysterious power where he becomes possessed and incomparably deadly when he loses control. Sunny took MK under his wing, which put him in the position of protecting MK from not only his own Baron, Quinn, but the Baron called “The Widow,” and her daughter Tilda, who think MK is the key to achieving dominance for her faction.
The trailer, titled “Justice, Redemption & Family” shows more of what was teased last month — Sunny (Daniel Wu) in chains, on a quest to get back to his love and new baby; Nick Frost’s new character, called Bajie, engaging in some of the show’s signature choreographed violence and a bit of humor; a quick look at strange martial arts prodigy MK, training (shirtless) with bo staff; and, best of all, more Widow (Emily Beecham) and Tilda (Ally Ioannides) — not just action, but indications of where their arcs are headed as well. We also see the wheelchair-bound Waldo (Stephen Lang) showing that he’s got more mettle than most able-bodied men.
See the full trailer below.
AMC has nailed down a date for Into the Badlands to return: Sunday, March 19, at 10 p.m.