The cast and Into the Badlands showrunner/writer Alfred Gough took part in a packed Q&A panel at the 2018 Wonder Con, held over the March 23-25, 2018 weekend in Anaheim, CA. The panel included the premiere of the first official trailer for the upcoming third season of the AMC action series as well as a confirmation of the new season’s cast members and plot.
Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider) reprises his role as Sunny, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) is back as Bajie, Aramis Knight (Enders Game) returns as M.K., Emily Beecham (Daphne) is The Widow, Orla Brady (Fringe) is Lydia, and Ally Ioannides (Parenthood) is Tilda. Joining the cast as regulars for season three are Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black), Sherman Augustus (Westworld), Babou Ceesay (Guerilla) and Ella-Rae Smith (Clique). Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) and Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) return as guest stars.
Into the Badlands season three will premiere on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.
The Season 3 Plot: Into the Badlands is a story of survival and dominance set in a future feudal society. Within the territory known as the Badlands, a variety of clans struggle for supremacy over one another. These clans have been formed by the destruction of familial bonds and skirmishes over power. The show’s interwoven themes of martial arts, love and redemption are highlighted by what the show is best known for: its stunning cinematography and striking fight sequences.
Season three finds Sunny (Wu) living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the wake of Veil’s death. It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie (Frost) and journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow (Beecham) and Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region.
No longer supported by Tilda (Ioannides) or Waldo (Stephen Lang), The Widow must find new allies in Lydia (Brady) and in Nathaniel Moon (Augustus) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2. But when a mysterious nomadic leader called Pilgrim (Ceesay) arrives in the Badlands on a mission to restore Azra and usher in a new era of “peace,” old enemies must band together to defend the Badlands.