AMC’s renewal of Into The Badlands has long been leaked, but rather worryingly, the network still isn’t giving it their golden seal of approval, leaving fans to fear a reversal.
However, speaking to Vulture, network chief Charlie Collier was (cautiously) positive about the series’ renewal chances:
We feel very good about it. Launching anything today in the fourth quarter on Sunday nights is a challenge because of football. We, as you said, did launch it with The Walking Dead, and then we left it alone to stand on its own, and it did quite well. We talk a lot about serving the underserved, passionate audience. When we’re in those fight scenes, and I’m watching with all my various social guides open, we are hitting a high note that I think is palpable. I like that as much as I do the numbers.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Into The Badlands…