***Spoiler Warning: Spoilers for Into the Badlands through Season 2 follow. Spoilers***
After an exhilarating second season finale, we’re anxious to return to Into the Badlands‘ mesmerizing world. AMC’s martial arts/fantasy series is a work of art and after picking up the pace and hitting its stride last year, hopes are high that the storylines go deeper, intriguing characters’ histories are further explored.
With Daniel Wu‘s Sunny having suffered Veil’s heartbreaking loss, he’s on his own with baby Henry;
the Badlands environment isn’t exactly childcare friendly, so I’m curious to see how that’s handled. Were they still together, perhaps Nick Frost‘s Bajie could have helped out, but he’s off doing mysterious things after whatever happened in that Dharma hatch secret tower. After Henry contracts a strange illness, we will see Sunny and Bajie together again, but who knows how long that will last?
I doubt Emily Beecham‘s Widow can help; she isn’t always the motherly type,
as proven by her actions with Tilda (Ally Ioannides).
Season 3 adds a few new characters — including one you might recognize as a certain young king from Game of Thrones — Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) plays Cressida;
Babou Ceesay (Guerilla) is Pilgrim, a leader hoping to bring peace (good luck with that).
Tommen Baratheon aka Dean-Charles Chapman will play Castor, and Lewis Tan is Gaius Chau;
Ella-Rae Smith joins as Nix.
Orla Brady returns as Lydia,
Sherman Augustus as Moon,
and Aramis Knight as M.K.
Sadly, Marton Csokas’ Quinn is no more.
Official word on the third outing has the Widow and Baron Chau in an all-out war, destabilizing the region and leaving the Widow trying to form alliances with Moon and Lydia.
Into the Badlands returns to AMC April 22nd.
(All photos via AMC)