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Amazon bags Lucifer, Badlands for UK

Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands

Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired exclusive UK rights to new US dramas Lucifer and Into the Badlands.

High-concept Fox drama Lucifer will premiere early next year on the SVOD service after a deal with distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, while AMC martial arts hybrid Badlands debuts on November 17 after an agreement with Entertainment One Television.

Lucifer follows Tom Ellis as a bored and unhappy Lord of Hell, who retires in LA before a violent attack on an acquaintance compels him to help a local homicide detective. Jerry Bruckheimer Television produces the comic book adaptation with Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment.

Badlands, meanwhile, stars Daniel Wu as a ruthless warrior on a spiritual journey across a post-apocalyptic lands controlled by feudal barons. AMC Studios and eOne coproduce, with the latter distributing through a first-look scripted agreement.

The acquisitions follow that of critically-acclaimed USA Network drama Mr Robot.