The premiere episode of AMC's "Into the Badlands", titled "The Fort", will be a gender-bending martial arts series based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West".
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According to the synopsis, the series tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who are on a journey across the dangerous land controlled by feudal barons to find enlightenment.
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a feudal society has emerged, ruled by the strongest and most brutal feudal lords. The area under their dominance is known as the Badlands.
The Badlands are divided into seven Barons who are enemies of each other, and control the resources necessary for daily life. They enforce their rule with the aid of savage and furious armies known as Clippers.
Clippers are provided with the pleasures of status and comfort the common public can only dream of. They are very loyal and are willing to sacrifice their lives for their respective Barons.
There are very few Clippers who get to see their 30th birthday. However, Sunny (Daniel Wu) is not an ordinary Clipper. He has lethal proficiency in martial arts and the notorious reputation of a brutal assassin.
His popularity and efficiency soon lead him to become Baron Quinn's (Marton Csokas) Head Clipper and most trusted advisor.
Quinn is known as the most powerful Baron of the Badlands. However, the territory's newest Baron, Wido (Emily Beecham) is giving him a tough competition by daring to attack Quinn's convoy and soldiers.
The premiere episode's synopsis says the Badlands' deadliest Clipper rescues a mysterious boy with a dark secret, but who may know the way out of the Baron's claws.