Fans of Daniel Wu and “Into the Badlands” have been rallying on social media to save the show after its cancellation at AMC.
The martial arts series, which first aired in November 2015, will end after the second half of its third season, which begins March 24.
The show will resume its regular time slot on Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning March 25.
In the final episodes, “long buried secrets will be revealed, new alliances will be forged, and the saga will climax in an epic battle to end all battles,” according to AMC.
In an Instagram post, series lead Wu thanked fans for their support for the past three seasons.
“Thank you for your support. We always had you in mind while making this as we wanted to give you the best martial arts action show to ever appear on tv and I think we achieved that. But that wouldn’t have been possible without you! So thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
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Good news always comes with bad news. First the good: #IntoTheBadlands returns. The final episodes premiere on @AMC_TV on March 24. The bad: after these 8 episodes air that will be the end of the show. The bad is obviously a lot worse than the good, especially for all of you who have supported with so much passion over the past three seasons. Thank you for your support. We always had you in mind while making this as we wanted to give you the best martial arts action show to ever appear on tv and I think we achieved that. But that wouldn’t have been possible without you! So thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
The series has been on a midseason break since June 2018. On Twitter, cast member Lewis Tan promised that the final season will be “bloody worth the wait.”
“The final battle. The final season. I promise it will be bloody worth the wait,” Tan wrote. “I am sad but also at the same time grateful and honored to be part of a martial art legacy. We put everything into this season and raised the bar high.”
I am sad but also at the same time grateful and honored to be part of a martial art legacy. We put everything into this season and raised the bar high.
— Lewis Tan (@TheLewisTan) February 10, 2019
While cast members seem to have accepted the show’s fate, fans embarked on a social media campaign in the hopes of finding the show another home.
Among them is Twitter user @CoolGuyJ84, who urged fellow fans to tweet about the show and use the hashtags #IntoTheBadlands #SaveTheBadlands.
Hey fellow Badlanders!
Please make sure to join our SaveTheBadlands campaign. How to join? Make one or more tweet about ITB everyday with just the hashtags #IntoTheBadlands & #SaveTheBadlands
So spread the word to all other Badlanders to join our cause! pic.twitter.com/pkigO6gPgF
— CoolGuyJ (@CoolGuyJ84) February 9, 2019
Time flies. 2 weeks ago we received word of cancellation of #IntoTheBadlands. Now, 4 weeks left until 3B begins. Our road to #SaveTheBadlands will be a long and difficult journey.
But I have faith because we Badlanders are tough as nails and perseverant lot. pic.twitter.com/fBhmmYBwY9
— CoolGuyJ (@CoolGuyJ84) February 25, 2019
@CoolGuyJ84 also shared contact details of prospective networks and, along with another fan, sent a gift to one of them.
Updated the contact details of the following companies @netflix @PrimeVideo @hulu @STARZ @nbc . The change from previous one is that I’ve added email address for Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon (parent company of Amazon studios). #SaveTheBadlands #IntoTheBadlands pic.twitter.com/LXGXGAA0PI
— CoolGuyJ (@CoolGuyJ84) February 21, 2019
@CoolGuyJ84 and I have put together a gift for one of the studios and sent it off in the hopes to open their eyes to the Badlands world.#SaveIntoTheBadlands #SaveTheBadlands pic.twitter.com/8tw0LMhePq
— Nat Cleasby (@CleasbyNat) February 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Twitter user Dave Moore started a change.org petition:
The Badlands army is best! Petition hit 2K last night, Which is beyond awesome.
Keep spreading the word about 3B, it’s gonna be EPIC!
Lets get those viewing figures through the roof!
Eat, sleep, tweet, repeat.
— Dave Moore (@razrdave) March 1, 2019
The campaign is gaining momentum, with many fighting to save the “Badlands.”
@netflix #intothebadlands #saveintothebadlands Please Netflix save Into The Badlands and give them a home. This great show needs a new loving family to nurture it and provide it the support it deserves! One of the best and gorgeous looking action packed t.v. show ever! Help us!
— Matthew Xu (@Lordeluna_2dark) February 28, 2019
— Cat Energy (@catenergy22) February 24, 2019
— steve mukunza (@stevemukunza) February 23, 2019
— Chibi Lexenstar (@ChibiLex) February 28, 2019
@PrimeVideo @netflix Please listen us, whoever has #IntotheBadlands will have the appreciation of a fan basis growing day by day. This has the potential to become one of the most legendary tv shows in the history but we need you #SavetheBadlands https://t.co/oGUoCNqniw
— paradisesubtext #SaveTheBadlands (@paradisesubtext) February 28, 2019
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