Update: March 8, 2016 AMC Renews INTO THE BADLANDS for a Second Season AMC is going back to the Badlands. The cable network has renewed its post-apocalyptic martial arts drama for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Picked up straight to series in 2014, the drama from Smallville's Al Gough and Miles Millar will be back with 10 episodes after launching its six-episode run in the plumb post-Walking Dead slot. The drama will not return until 2017, AMC announced Tuesday. The drama, with a massive marketing push, opened after TV's No. 1 series among adults 19-49 and collected the third-best cable launch of 2015. With three days of delayed viewing, the November debut drew 8.2 million total viewers with 5.1 million among adults 18-49. The strong premiere ranked behind fellow AMC launches with Walking Dead and Breaking Bad off-shoots Fear the Walking Dead (No. 1) and Better Call Saul (No. 2), respectively. Both Into the Badlands and Better Call Saul had the advantage of opening behind Robert Kirkman's zombie drama. All told, Into the Badlands averaged 5.6 million total viewers with 3.4 million in adults under 50 and 3.5 among 25-54. AMC also used interest in Walking Dead to boost Into the Badlands. The cabler aired previews for upcoming episodes of the ratings behemoth during the Daniel Wu starrer, giving Walking Dead viewers the opportunity to sample its latest offering. Post-Apocalyptic Martial-Arts Drama 'Into the Badlands' Renewed for a Second Season by AMC ____________________________________ Update: July 14, 2015 First Trailer for AMC's Post-Apocalyptic INTO THE BADLANDS Fresh off the San Diego Comic-Con presses, AMC debuted a trailer for its new martial arts/drama/fantasy series Into The Badlands, starring Daniel Wu and created, executive produced and showrun by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville). Based loosely on the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, the series follows a fighter — who may be a modern-day version of The Monkey King Son Wu Kong — named Sunny (Wu), who finds and decides to train a lost young boy named M.K. (Knight), and together they trek across a dystopian America ruled by seven Barons and their ruthless armies. Featuring exceptionally choreographed, action-packed fight scenes (that boast some very cool swordwork), lush fantasy sets that also somehow seem familiar, and a diverse cast of imaginatively crafted characters, the show seems promising, but only time will tell if it becomes a hit. AMC placed an initial order of six episodes which will debut in November of 2015. Watch: Get Bad With The First Trailer for AMC's 'Into The Badlands'