AMC’s Into the Badlands adds new cast members for season 3

AMC has announced five new additions to the cast of the hit martial arts series Into the Badlands for their upcoming third season. Sherman Augustus (Westworld), Babou Ceesay (Guerilla), and Ella-Rae Smith (Clique) join the cast as series regulars. Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) and Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) join as recurring guest stars.

We previously saw Augustus as Nathaniel Moon, a former regent who fought Sunny last season, who now joins forces with the Widow in her war against Baron Chau and the other barons. After losing his hand in a battle with Sunny, Moon hopes to avenge his honor by killing Sunny. Ceesay will play Pilgrim, “a zealous warlord who is on a quest to recover a mysterious artifact from Azra that could tip the balance of power in the Badlands.” Smith will play Nix, a powerful teenager working for Pilgrim. She has dark magical abilities, similar to the monks. Chapman plays another powerful teenager named Castor, who also works for Pilgrim. Tan will play Gaius Chau. The character was “imprisoned by his older sister, Baron Chau, for liberating her cog slaves. Gaius becomes a reluctant player in his sister’s war against The Widow.”

They join the series with Daniel Wu (Sunny), Aramis Knight (M.K.), Emily Beecham (The Widow), Orla Brady (Lydia), Ally Ioannides (Tilda), Nick Frost (Bajie) and previously announced new series regular Lorraine Toussaint (Cressida).

The second season ended with the deaths of many barons – except The Widow and Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura), who are now at war with each other. After the death of Veil (Madeleine Mantock) by the hands of Quinn (Marton Csokas), who succumbed to his own wounds, Sunny must raise Henry alone in the Badlands.

For all the recaps of the previous season, check out our coverage here.




Into the Badlands was created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and is executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, along with David Dobkin, Stephen Fung, Michael Taylor and Daniel Wu. “Into the Badlands” closed its second season as a top-ten scripted series on ad-supported cable, averaging 3 million viewers per episode.


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