We know Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) is awesome. One of AMC’s newer series, Into the Badlands, is pretty awesome too, despite that painful wait to find out whether it would be getting a season two or not.
So now that season two has officially been confirmed by AMC, it’s naturally very exciting to find out that Frost has joined the cast of the show.
Here’s a description of the six-episode first season of the show:
Centuries from now, a feudal society has emerged in the wake of civilization’s destruction. This area is now called the Badlands and is uneasily divided among seven rival Barons. Each Baron enforces their iron rule with the aid of loyal armies of trained assassins known as Clippers.
The most lethal of the Badlands’ Clippers is Sunny (Daniel Wu) — the Regent (Head Clipper) and most trusted advisor of Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas). For decades, Quinn has been unchallenged as the Badlands’ most powerful Baron; however, the territory’s newest Baron, The Widow (Emily Beecham), has begun testing his appetite for a fight.
One day, Sunny rescues M.K. (Aramis Knight), a teenage boy who has survived a deadly ambush. Sunny soon comes to understand that the teen harbors a dark secret and has a hefty bounty on his head. Together, they will embark on an odyssey that could mean the difference between chaos and enlightenment for everyone in the Badlands.
Apart from announcing that Frost has joined Into the Badlands, no more information has been shared. No details are known yet on who Frost will be playing on the show, but it won’t be a small role. The report says he’s joining the cast as a series regular.
There’s still a wait ahead of us as well. Season two was confirmed in March, but it won’t be arriving until sometime next year.