Press release from AMC, Dec. 6, 2016:
AMC is celebrating the holiday season and ringing in the New Year with marathon events of the award-winning series “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” beginning Monday, December 26th. Additionally, viewers can binge the full first seasons of “Into the Badlands” and “Humans” on Friday, December 30th.
Below please find a breakdown of the marathons. For a more detailed schedule, visit www.amctv.com.
- Breaking Bad” Seasons 1 – 5 Marathon
Monday, December 26th – Thursday, December 29th beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT – 4:00 a.m. ET/PT
- “Humans” Season 1 Marathon
Friday, December 30th beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT – 5:00 p.m. ET/PT
- “Into the Badlands” Season 1 Marathon
Friday, December 30th beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
- “The Walking Dead” Seasons 4 – 6 Marathon
Friday, December 30th beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT – Sunday, January 1st at 1:15 a.m. ET/PT
From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad”, which first premiered on AMC in January 2008, follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future. The series garnered ten Emmy(R) Award wins – including the 2013 and 2014 Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series – two Peabodys, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). “Breaking Bad” starred three-time Emmy(R) Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy(R) winner Aaron Paul; Emmy(R) Award-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.
The eight-part series takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Featuring a talented cast including William Hurt (“A History of Violence,” “Damages”), Katherine Parkinson (“The IT Crowd,” “The Honourable Woman”), Colin Morgan (“Merlin,” “The Fall”), and Gemma Chan (“Sherlock,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”), “Humans” takes a riveting look at the advancements in AI and the theories that become a little less hypothetical every day.
“Into the Badlands”
In a land controlled by feudal barons, “Into the Badlands” tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. From AMC Studios, the series is created by executive produced by showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”), Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction,” “Contagion”), director David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Nights”), fight director Stephen Fung (“Tai Chi Zero,” “House of Fury”) and Wu (“Tai Chi Zero”). In addition to Wu and Knight (“The Dark Knight Rises”), “Into the Badlands” stars Marton Csokas (“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”) as Quinn; Oliver Stark (“Luther”) as Ryder; Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later”) as The Widow; Orla Brady (“Dr. Who,” “Fringe”) as Lydia; Sarah Bolger (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Tudors”) as Jade; Ally Ioannides (“Parenthood”) as Tilda; and Madeleine Mantock (“Edge of Tomorrow”) as Veil.
“The Walking Dead”
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49 for five consecutive years. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by showrunner include Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.