Amazon Prime has announced that it has secured the exclusive UK screening rights to AMC’s hotly-anticipated production Into the Badlands, as well as Fox’s DC/Vertigo adaptation Lucifer.
Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a ruthless warrior, Sunny (Daniel Wu, Tai Chi Zero), and a young boy, M.K. (Aramis Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land. The Badlands, as they are known, is controlled by rival Barons who have a stronghold on all resources and enforce their rule through loyal soldiers called ‘Clippers’. One such warrior is Sunny who, demonstrating lethal proficiency in martial arts, has risen swiftly through the ranks to become Head Clipper and trusted advisor to the merciless Quinn (Marton Csokas, The Lord of the Rings). When a new Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham, 28 Weeks Later) enters the fray, the violence escalates and Sunny encounters M.K. for the first time. As The Widow continues her campaign against Quinn, the destinies of the stoic assassin and the impetuous teenager become intertwined. In their evolution as teacher and student, each will discover his true purpose; together, they will embark on a quest that could mean the difference between chaos and enlightenment for everybody in the Badlands.
Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles. Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement when a violent attack on someone he knows shakes him to the core, forcing him to consider whether some deep-buried compassion might be about to surface. As the story of what happened that night unfolds, Lucifer is compelled to work with LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer (Lauren German, Chicago Fire) who, despite being immune to his irresistible charms, is intrigued by Lucifer’s talent for drawing out people’s secrets. More used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness and an uneasy partnership of sorts emerges. Meanwhile, God’s emissary on Earth, the angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside, Suits), has been sent to L.A. to convince Lucifer to return to Hell, but with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Lucifer also stars Lesley-Ann Brandt (The Librarians), Kevin Alejandro (Arrow), Scarlett Estevez and Rachael Harris (New Girl).
Into the Badlands will be available from November 17th, while Lucifer will land in early 2016