Into the Badlands was steady in statistics this season, therefore, we have been expecting the renewal. But also worth noting a significant drop in the viewing audience (-46.24%) during the 2nd season debut. The premiere has garnered almost 3.5 million viewers (3.435) with a 1.42 key demo among adults 18-49. The viewership showcased a downtrend and even decreased up to 1.369 million viewers by the end of the season. These figures allow us to suppose that the upcoming installment could be the series last. Of course, we hope that we're wrong. But the statistics never lie. We hope thereby that the third chapter of Into the Badlands will manage to gather more viewers during its premiere and following episodes.
As for the response from critics and viewers, it was in turn more favorable versus Season 1. On Rotten Tomatoes, the 2nd round of the action/adventure drama holds a score of 7.53/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the current season of the show at 4.3/5/87%. At the same time, on Metacritic, the show's score is 6.7/10 among the viewers. An overall rating of Into the Badlands on IMDb is still high, 8.1/10 > 26,700 votes. We're inclined to believe that AMC has taken these figures into account before their decision to renew the show.
What Is Awaiting Us In Season 3?
According to the official synopsis, the upcoming season finds Sunny living isolated, doing all the best to raise his infant son, Henry, after Veil's death. Only when Henry is managed to cope with a mysterious illness, Sunny teams up with Bajie to embark on a journey back into the Badlands. Meanwhile, The Widow and Baron Chau are waging a long-term war, which upsets the stability of the whole region. With no more assistance of Tilda or Waldo, The Widow is forced to ask for the help of Lydia and Nathaniel Moon. However, when a mysterious nomadic leader, Pilgrim, comes in the Badlands, having an intention to restore Azra and proclaim a new era of peace, hardened enemies would have to get together to defend the Badlands.
Into the Badlands SummaryIf you have not watched this adventure drama series on AMC yet, we suggest you read a brief overview of Into the Badlands below. Otherwise, you may scroll down to learn the exact release date for the next season of the show.
The story follows Sunny, a ruthless and experienced warrior, who embarks on a journey with his apprentice, M.K., across a feudal civilization known as the Badlands. Sunny is one of those assassins who serve to the barons who control their respective areas. As the struggle for control of the Badlands heats up, the destinies of the ruthless killer and an aspired teenage boy become intertwined.