Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Women: "Into The Badlands"

AMC's stylish, ultra-violent martial arts TV series "Into the Badlands", following a warrior and young boy who journey through a dangerous feudal land together "seeking enlightenment", has been renewed by the network for a 16-episode third season:

Filming in New Orleans, Louisana and Ireland, cast includes Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Oliver Stark, Madeleine Mantock, Ally Ioannides, Marton Csokas and Nick Frost, with music by Mike Shinoda, Dave Shephard and Trevor Yuile.

" a territory known as the 'Badlands', set in the former United States, a feudal society has developed to fill the power vacuum left by the war. 

"Barons' control land and monopolies over commodities like opium and fuel, trading among themselves to maintain the peace. 

"Each baron is served by a workforce of slaves called 'Cogs', as well as a prostitute class called 'Dolls'.

"A Baron maintains power through their 'Clippers' warriors at the apex of the feudal society...

"...who are forbidden from marrying and having children so loyalties are not divided. Each Clipper force is captained by a 'Regent'.

"Several groups exist outside the strict hierarchy of the barons. Nomads are the most common, mostly lawless bandits in organized clans who subsist on stealing from trade convoys between the baronies. 

"The 'River King' and his men control water trade in the Badlands and beyond and is considered a neutral party in the Barons' power struggles.

"An ascetic religious movement is also shown to exist on the fringes of society, living in isolated communities and practicing a form of idol worship. 

"The 'Widow' leads a revolutionary group of anti-feudal fighters from her late husband's barony; although nominally recognized as a baron by her peers they do not respect her, and the contempt is mutual..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Into The Badlands"....