I’m Not Really Sure What To Make of the Trailer For AMC’s “Into The Badlands”

AMC put out trailers for a bunch of their shows during SDCC, but we didn’t bother reporting on a lot of them because… well… there wasn’t much to say (“The group seems to have conflict at their current home plus a bunch of out of context zombie killing” describes 90% of all Walking Dead trailers). One show that is a bit different is Into the Badlands though, which premieres this November. What is Into the Badlands? Well, as far as I can tell, it’s a post-apocalyptic samurai western set in a future where the United States is ruled by seven warlords.

That’s what I knew going into this:

So we’ve got an honor bound assasin warrior who wants to leave his employment? A woman warlord is trying to hunt down some random guy? Motorcycle? Big action shots? I mean, we really don’t learn much, and I have no idea if this is going to be a winner. Will this be AMC’s next Walking Dead or will it be AMC’s next The Prisoner?

Guess we’ll find out this fall.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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