LONDON — Martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” has been licensed worldwide with eOne, which handles international distribution, inking more than 260 territory deals on the show. In the U.S., AMC Networks recently ordered a 10-episode second season of the series, which made its international sales debut at Mipcom last year.
Foreign buyers include Amazon in the U.K. and Germany; HBO in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden; Universum Film in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland; Viacom in Italy; and TV2 in Norway.
As previously announced, eOne has also licensed the show to LeTV in China, Foxtel in Australia, SoHo in New Zealand, and CMore in Scandinavia, as well as to AMC Global in over 125 countries, including regions throughout Asia, Latin America and Central Europe, as well as Benelux and Spain. EOne has an exclusive multi-year output agreement with AMC Networks for all original scripted series.
“Into the Badlands” delivered the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history. The first season on AMC averaged 5.6 million viewers per episode, including 3.5 million adults 25-54 and 3.4 million adults 18-49 on Nielsen live+7 ratings.
Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, the series tells the story of a ruthless warrior, Sunny (Daniel Wu, “Tai Chi Zero”), and a young boy, M.K. (“Aramis Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land.
The show is created by executive producers, showrunners and writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”), and exec produced by Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu.