After a long mid-season break, the third season on Into The Badlands is finally hitting the screens. Fans had been waiting for the second half of Season 3. The announcement of its release showered the fans with excitement. However, on the other hand, the cancellation of Into The Badlands Season 4 comes as a mere shock.
The show debuted back in 2015 on the popular Television network AMC. The action drama series was not taken well by the critics. Although, it gathered a large number of fan following. It is set in a 500 years old mystical world. Moreover, it’s about a dramatic and mysterious territory named the Badlands.
The first eight episodes of the third season were aired back in June 2018. After eight long months, the show is finally ready to release the second half of Season 3. There are eight more episodes left to premiere. Sadly, the sixteenth episode will be the series finale episode.
Into The Badlands Season 4: Cancellation
AMC recently declared the cancellation of Into The Badlands Season 4. On the Television Critics Association winter press tour, AMC officially makes Season 3 the finale season of the martial arts drama.
AMC is yet to reveal the reason behind the same. However, according to speculations, the reason may be the decrease in the viewership of the show. The first season of the show received immense love from fans, hence, high viewership. The second season managed to get half the viewers from Season 1. On the contrary, Season 3 fails miserably.
Hence, the loss of viewer count may be one of the reasons for the cancellation.
Into The Badlands Season 4: Cast Upset With The Cancellation
It seems like some of the cast members were not known of the news. While happily announcing the end of Season 3’s mid-season break, actors share their displeasure due to the cancellation. Actors like Teressa Liane, Lewis Tan and Daniel Wu share their views about it through social media.
Teressa Liane announces the conclusion on Twitter. He continues that she had an amazing time on the show.
⚔️🔥⚔️ #IntotheBadlands ⚔️🔥⚔️ I had such an amazing time working on this show & I’m sure it’ll be a super-charged, kickass final season! Big love to you all ❤️⚔️👏🏻 x @AMC_TV @IntotheBadlands https://t.co/P46fn3UCwU pic.twitter.com/qfvLvEmLMj
— Teressa Liane (@TeressaLiane) February 10, 2019
Lewis Tan who plays the recurring character Gaius Chau tweets that he is unhappy with the conclusion of the series. However, he adds that he is grateful to become a part of the show.
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
Also, the lead actor Daniel Wu makes an Instagram post declaring the good news of Season 3’s release. He expresses that the cancellation is a piece of bad news for him and the fans. He also thanks his fans for the love and support.
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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!
Into The Badlands Season 3B: Release Date
Sadly, Into The Badlands Season 4 will not hit the screens. However, just to compensate for the pain, Season 3 is soon returning to AMC after the hiatus. The second half of the third season will premiere on Sunday, March 24 at 10/9c.
Into The Badlands is one of the most loved martial arts show in recent times. The cancellation is a piece of sad news for the admirers of the show. However, the memories of the show will always be alive for all the martial arts fans.