AMC has officially renewed its post-apocalyptic martial arts drama, “Into the Badlands,” for a second season.
The cable network announced the renewal of “Badlands” Tuesday and will be bringing the series back with a 10-episode second season, though the show is not expected to return until 2017.
From Al Gough and Miles Millar, the series premiered in November of last year with a six-episode first season, and managed to nab the third-best cable launch of the year. “Badlands” performed well in delayed-viewing numbers as well, with its premiere bringing in 8.2 million viewers, 5.1 million of which were in the adults 18-49 demographic.
The series benefitted greatly from its solid post-“Walking Dead” slot as well, and though the series hit a ratings low when “Walking Dead” went on hiatus in December, it was boosted 63 and 69 percent in delayed viewing numbers, respectively.
“Badlands” joined a growing number of original cable series’ for the network last year, including “Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” spin-offs, “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Better Call Saul,” in addition to “Hell on Wheels,” “Humans,” and “Turn.” This year will also mark the premiere of “Preacher,” as well as fellow new additions, “Night Manager” and “Feed the Beast.”