On Saturday, March 23rd at C2E2, there will be a panel and premiere screening of AMC’s groundbreaking martial arts drama Into the Badlands, and special screening of the premiere episode of the network’s highly-anticipated new supernatural horror series NOS4A2 starring Zachary Quinto.
Into the Badlands Panel & premiere screening: 11:45 am to 1:15 pm in Room S404
NOS4A2 Screening: 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Main Stage
Into the Badlands series’ star and executive producer, Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider) will be joined by executive producers, showrunners and writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar in a panel conversation moderated by Mo Ryan.
Into the Badlands Two-night premiere event: Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT then moving to its regular timeslot with a new episode on Monday, March 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT.
As we enter the final chapter of Into the Badlands, an imprisoned Bajie warns Sunny that Pilgrim can’t be trusted. But with his son’s life on the line, Sunny struggles with his decision to help Pilgrim unlock the Meridian Chamber. Meanwhile, M.K., still reeling from the revelation that Sunny killed his mother, is hell-bent on revenge. Kidnapped by The Master, the Widow is forced to confront her past. Moon meanwhile races to save Lydia from impending death after she risked her life for his on the battlefield. As the last episodes unfold long buried secrets will be revealed, new alliances will be forged, and the saga will climax in an epic battle to end all battles.
From AMC Studios, Into the Badlands was created by executive producers, showrunners and 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, Karen Richards, Paco Cabezas and series lead Daniel Wu.
The ensemble cast includes Wu (Sunny), Nick Frost (Bajie), Aramis Knight (M.K.), Emily Beecham (The Widow), Orla Brady (Lydia), Ally Ioannides (Tilda), Lorraine Toussaint (Cressida), Sherman Augustus (Moon), Babou Ceesay (Pilgrim), Ella-Rae Smith (Nix) and Lewis Tan(Gaius).
Based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill, NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
NOS4A2 is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels) created the show for television and will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Hill and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television.
Additional cast includes Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.
C2E2 takes place March 22-24, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.