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First Teaser For AMC's Martial Arts Drama Promises Swordplay, Intrigue

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The teaser for Into the Badlands is here! Unfortunately, it doesn't offer much more intel than what we already knew, except for a confirmation of the title, that swordplay will definitely have a major role, and a suggestion that the action will kick off in the antebellum American South.

That said, AMC did release a little bit more info with the cryptic teaser:

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.

"We're incredibly excited to blaze the trail, bringing a martial arts drama to television," says writer/co-showrunner Miles Millar.

The show stars Hong Kong film star and master martial arts filmmaker Daniel Wu (City of Glass, The Heavenly Kings), Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later, The Village), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors, In America) and Oliver Stark (The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, My Hero). The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, Smallville). They'll serve as Executive Producers alongside Oscar-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), as well as Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero).

[Via Slashfilm]