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TCA 2019: AMC to End ‘Into The Badlands’

AMC will launch the final episodes for two of its original scripted series Into the Badlands and The Son later this spring, the network said Saturday during its Television Critics Association winter press tour session.

The network’s martial-arts drama Into The Badlands will end its three-season run with its final eight episodes beginning March 24 -- following an episode of The Walking Dead -- before moving into its regular time slot on March 25, said network officials.

The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan, will end after its second season, which launches on April 27, said the network. The Son is produced by AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment.

The network also announced that it has opened up a writers’ room for a potential new series 61st Street, from Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of,) and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society (David Makes Man).

In other AMC Networks news, BBC America set premiere dates for season 26 of Top Gear (April 25) and Luther (June 2); while IFC will bring back Brockmire for a third season April 3.

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