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Into the Badlands - Season 3 - Mondays on AMC

RatskyWatsky

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'Into the Badlands' is back again with another super sized season (16 episodes this time, up from last season's 10), starting on Sunday, April 22 at 10/9c on AMC in the US and Monday, April 23 on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

It hasn't been officially confirmed, but it is assumed that the season will be split into two halves, with the second half airing later this year.

Season 3 of 'Into the Badlands' finds Sunny 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 and journey back into the Badlands, where the Widow and Baron Chau are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region. No longer supported by Tilda or Waldo, the Widow must find new allies in Lydia and in Nathaniel Moon — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2. But when a mysterious nomadic leader called Pilgrim 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.
Cast



Sunny used to be a killing machine in Quinn's Fort, but now, his only goal is protecting his infant son, Henry.

Following his call to Azra, Bajie has returned to his directionless, debaucherous ways, but when Sunny crosses his path, he teams up with his old ally to find a cure for Henry's sickness.

After an epic fight with the Widow, Tilda forges a new identity as the Iron Rabbit.


A reformer and revolutionary, the Widow has big dreams for the Badlands that she isn't afraid to fight for with deadly force.

After losing his hand to Sunny, Nathaniel Moon will stop at nothing to to redeem his honor.

M.K. is a young boy who is now a prisoner of the Widow, stripped of his Gift and desperate for revenge.


Pilgrim is a zealous warlord from beyond the Badlands looking to recover a mysterious artifact from Azra.

Nix is one of two teenagers whose Gift Pilgrim uses like a weapon.

Pilgrim loves Castor like his own child, and uses Castor's Gift like a weapon.


Cressida is Pilgrim's powerful right hand, counseling him as a prophetess on his journey to restore Azra.

The younger brother of Baron Chau, Gaius becomes a reluctant player in his sister's war against the Widow.

Season 3 finds Lydia in a refugee camp, doing her best to help the people who need it most, but when presented with the opportunity to reclaim some of her former power, Lydia is ready to rise to the occasion.

Other cast members include:

Videos

Official Trailer
A Look at Season 3: Behind the Scenes
Meet the New Characters
A Bigger World: New Locations


Promo Photos











L+SD Ratings

Season 1

Episode 1 - 6.4 million viewers and a 3.2 A18-49 rating
Episode 2 - 4.8 million viewers and a 2.3 A18-49 rating
Episode 3 - 5.2 million viewers and a 2.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 4 - 2.4 million viewers and a 1.1 A18-49 rating
Episode 5 - 2.2 million viewers and a 1.0 A18-49 rating
Episode 6 - 2.2 million viewers and a 0.8 A18-49 rating

Season 2

Episode 1 - 3.4 million viewers and a 1.4 A18-49 rating
Episode 2 - 3.4 million viewers and a 1.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 3 - 3.1 million viewers and a 1.4 A18-49 rating
Episode 4 - 1.6 million viewers and a 0.6 A18-49 rating
Episode 5 - 1.4 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 6 - 1.3 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 7 - 1.4 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 8 - 1.3 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 9 - 1.6 million viewers and a 0.6 A18-49 rating
Episode 10 - 1.4 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating

Season 3

Episode 1 - 1.4 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 2 - 1.3 million viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating
Episode 3 - 968K viewers and a 0.3 A18-49 rating
Episode 4 - 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating
Episode 5 - 1.1 million viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating
Episode 6 - 921K viewers and a 0.3 A18-49 rating
Episode 7 - 1.1 million viewers and a 0.3 A18-49 rating
Episode 8 - 894K viewers and a 0.3 A18-49 rating

Episode 9 - 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating
Episode 10 - 591K viewers and a 0.2 A18-49 rating
Episode 11 - 609K viewers and a 0.2 A18-49 rating
Episode 12 - 400K viewers and a 0.1 A18-49 rating
 
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Oct 29, 2017
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I'm in. Pretty pumped that both this and Westworld are premiering Sunday. Going to be some fun Sunday nights.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#9
Even though I still have way too many problems with the show I'm still gonna watch, where the Widow and Tilda go, I follow.

Hopefully MK dies on the way back to his home planet at some point.

edit: just saw the gifs, got a chuckle out of me.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Hopefully they get the fight choreography back to season 1 levels, too many quick cuts in S2. The ending of S2 is still ridiculous so I don't have much hope on the narrative front.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#16
Hopefully they get the fight choreography back to season 1 levels, too many quick cuts in S2. The ending of S2 is still ridiculous so I don't have much hope on the narrative front.
The frequent and awful use of slow-motion was an even bigger issue with the S2 choreography.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#20
Yep you're thinking about that scene against the black dude right?

I'm not sure if I'll watch this. The actual writing wasn't good enough for me to just wait for the fights.
I think that's where it started. But they did it a lot more the rest of the season. No more please.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#21
Binge watched season 2 on Netflix recently. I’ll probably watch Season 3 when it comes to Netflix or it’s done and binge watch it then, but either way I’m looking forward to it :).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#23
The frequent and awful use of slow-motion was an even bigger issue with the S2 choreography.
Yeah ugh I forgot about the slow-mo. The only really solid fight scene I remember in S2 was the first episode where the Widow went ham on Ryder's clippers.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#24
Yeah ugh I forgot about the slow-mo. The only really solid fight scene I remember in S2 was the first episode where the Widow went ham on Ryder's clippers.
Yea... That Widow fight was pretty hype. And then...

Still, I'm going to remain optimistic for now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#27
I'm so ready for this! I'm witch the Widow too.

Had no idea we would be getting even more episodes than last season, pretty cool, but hopefully they can keep up the quality by splitting it up into two halves.

Excited! Praying MK gets poochie'd because he's an insufferable douchebag.
Gotta say I can't recognize this. I had heard people complain and so I waited all season for him to get annoying but it never happened.

I also don't follow with the narrative being poor, I thought it was a clear improvement upon Season 1.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Really did not like what they did with Veil, passing her around to groups and then killing her stupidly. But I'll keep watching for Sunny, the Widow, and the ridiculous fights. I love the colors in this show so much.
 
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RatskyWatsky

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IndieWire said:
Loyalties may change, but one thing remains constant on “Badlands”: The giddy glee taken in the glorious and dazzling fight scenes, which are just hyperreal enough to tap into a delight over the spectacle, as opposed to dismay over the deaths that ensue. When rating children’s’ programming for families, both the MPAA and the TV parental guidelines make a distinction between realistic violence and “fantasy violence” — with the fantasy violence, supposedly, meant to be more palatable. “Badlands” is definitely not for kids, but the same principle applies here. Because if you’re able to buy in, the cast flies through the air with swords drawn, childlike glee is the natural reaction.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#35
I want to be excited for this returning, I enjoyed the first two seasons quite a bit until the very end.

but I don't have high hopes for Sunny having to watch over his son.
Going in with really low expectations and hoping I am blown away instead.
still angry about the crap writing that had a professional killer like Sunny not making sure his enemy was dead though :/