Nick Frost is the latest recruit to the second season of AMC‘s hit ‘Into the Badlands‘, but the new trailer promises a lot more besides…
The wars were so long ago nobody even remembers. Darkness and fear ruled until the time of the barons, seven men and women who forged order out of chaos. People flocked to them for protection. That protection became servitude. They banished guns and trained armies of lethal fighters they called Clippers. This world is built on blood. Nobody is innocent here. Welcome to the Badlands.
Thus began AMC‘s Into the Badlands, which was a smash hit with audiences and critics in east and west territories, making Purple Storm and New Police Story’s Daniel Wu a household name in North America after nearly 20 years of Hong Kong movie making. Set in a retro-looking post-apocalyptic world, the series followed the adventures of Sunny (Daniel Wu), the head ‘Clipper’ to the Baron, Madeleine Mantock as Veil, (a doctor and Sunny’s secret love interest) and introduced audiences to Aramis Knight as M.K a teenage boy with a mysterious and deadly power lurking inside him… one that could be used for good and evil.
Into the Badlands Season 2 finds Sunny and M.K. (separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.
This series relocated to Ireland for the shooting of the second season, and sees Spaced and Shawn of the Dead favourite Nick Frost join the key cast, as Bajie a morally-challenged individual who becomes an unlikely ally to Sunny. Former Jackie Chan Stunt-Teamer Andy Cheng (US Seals 2, The Rundown) takes over the fight choreography for the second season which looks set to deliver more high impact fight action than the first season when the series returns to the screen in mid March.
Wu, who also serves as a producer from the show, was last seen on the big screen in Ringo Lam’s Sky on Fire thriller and will be the male lead in Roar Uthaug’s upcoming Tomb Raider reboot alongside Alicia Vikander.