A new TV series that revolves around a ruthless warrior will be coming to AMC soon, with Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu in it.
AMC is best known for developing some of the best TV series in the recent years including “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Man”, “Breaking Bad”, and “Halt and Catch Fire”. The TV channel announced on 19th Dec that a martial arts drama called “Badlands” is currently being developed as a 6-episode drama series.
Created by showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”). the story is said to be based loosely on the iconic Chinese tale “Journey to the West”. Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu is set to executive produce and star in the series as Sunny, a ruthless warrior who teams up with a young boy to traverse dangerous lands and find enlightenment.
Daniel is best known for his role in “New Police Story” and “City of Glass” and has previously won the Chinese Film Media Award and the 2006 Hong Kong prize for “Best Director” for his directorial debut “The Heavenly Kings”.
According to TheWrap, Daniel stated:
After working together with such a talented team of executive producers, writers and executives at AMC, I am excited for the opportunity to bring this character to life
“Shanghai Knights” director David Dobkin is set to direct the series while the showrunners will executive produce the series with Stacey Sher (“Pulp Fiction”), Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction,”), and Stephen Fung (“Tai Chi Zero”). Slated for release in late 2015 or 2016, the series also stars Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors”), and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box”).
Daniel Wu will be seen next in the film adaptation of “Warcraft“.