DP Shane Hurlbut, ASC, goes ‘Into the Badlands’

AMC’s popular new dystopian series Into the Badlands, created by Miles Millar and Al Gough — imagineThe Hunger Games or Game of Thrones as a martial arts saga set in a deep, feudal south and dripping with supernatural influences — brings Hong Kong-style cinema to the small screen. Featuring a diverse international cast, led by Chinese-American Hong Kong star Daniel Wu, it is packed with gorgeous, acrobatic kung fu combat and plenty of gore, without a gun in sight. DP Shane Hurlbut, ASC, (Need for Speed, We Are Marshall, Semi-Pro) shot the show’s six-episode first season with multiple cameras in the swampy, sometimes stormy, summer heat in and around New Orleans.