‘Into the Badlands’ To Last For 6 Years; Daniel Wu’s Character Set To Have Spiritual Transformation
“Into the Badlands” actor Daniel Wu has said the AMC show has a lot of stories to tell for a couple of years if it becomes successful. Read on for more details.
During an interview, Wu revealed the process on how he got the role as Sunny – the fatal assassin who was tasked to protect the interests of Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas) in Badlands.
According to Wu, someone else was supposed to play as Sunny. However, the producers could not find a person who was best for the role.
Instead, the producers noticed that Wu seemed to meet the requirements they look for to play as Sunny, being an Asian actor who had good acting ability and experience as well as good martial art skills.
Daniel Wu said he was hesitant at first, considering that he is now 41 years old, and that he was not sure if he could handle the physical strength required for the role in “Into the Badlands.”
“But I’m 40 and I didn’t know if I could handle the physical side for 5 or 6 years, if the show is successful,” Wu told Collider.
Yup. The producers of “Into the Badland” are planning to air episodes good for 5 or 6 years if the show continues to be a success.
And along those years, viewers would eventually see Sunny having spiritual transformation and change over time – from being a cold-blooded assassin into a pure and innocent person.
In future episodes, the show would focus on Sunny and M.K.’s relationship in which Sunny would train M.K. to harness his power.
Speaking about M.K. (Aramis Knight), Wu said he will evolve in season one.
“He definitely has a dark secret that we’ll see evolve, throughout the first season,” Daniel Wu revealed.
So far, the show has received good reviews: 55% from Metacritic, 8.4/10 from IMDb, and 51% from Rotten Tomatoes.
Deadline cited TV ratings and revealed that the post-apocalyptic series had 6.4 million viewers since its 10 PM-timeslot on November 15. The show had 3.994 million viewers aged 18-49.
It was also said the new AMC series was the “top-rated new series of the fall on either cable of broadcast” as well as the channel’s best fall debut they ever had.
“Into the Badlands” airs on Sunday nights at AMC.
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