It’s been some time since AMC martial arts drama Into the Badlands finished its abbreviated first run, enough that the since-debunked renewal gave fans cause to worry. Never fear, however, as Into the Badlands will officially return for Season 2 with an extended order, though not so quickly as fans might hope.

AMC officially confirmed a 10-episode order for Into the Badlands Season 2, albeit one that will first premiere in 2017, rather than this year. Previously, series star Daniel Wu had alleged the show’s renewal, only to walk back his comments over social media.

Says AMC:

With its deep dive into authentic martial arts, the visually stunning ‘Into the Badlands’ proved to be unlike anything else on television. Co-creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, along with a talented team of producers, cast and crew, brought us an artfully crafted series. We’re eager to return to the world of barons and blades and spend even more time with these compelling and evolving characters across an expanded second season.

For those unaware, Into the Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts drama loosely based on classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” The series chronicles a post-apocalyptic America free of guns, and controlled by feudal barons, in which a ruthless, well-trained warrior Sunny (Wu) and a young boy embark on a journey to find enlightenment.

Created by Smallville team Al Gough and Miles Millar, the new six-episode series also stars Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark, allowing a guest role for Avatar boss Stephen Lang.

It’s tough to say when in 2017 AMC might look to schedule a second round of Into the Badlands, but should we feel relief for its confirmed return?