For many the realisation that we aren’t likely to see a new Judge Dredd film anytime soon was a hard pill to swallow, with the hopeful still holding out for a possible sequel to the 2012 film starring Karl Urban. Well it looks as if you may be in luck, as though it may not be on the big screen, Entertainment Weekly are reporting that a TV series is in the works.
The show will be called Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, with Rebellion teaming up with IM Global to bring the iconic British comic book character to life once more. Attached as executive producers are IM Global Television President Mark Stern, IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford, as well as Rebellion owners Jason and Chris Kingsley. The show is expected to feature an ensemble cast, with a team of Judges tackling crime in the dystopian 22nd century.
This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age. Not only is it a rich world with biting social commentary, but it’s also fun as hell! As a fan of the comics and both films, it’s a dream come true to be able to work with Jason and Chris in adapting this for television.
- IM Global Television President, Mark Stern
We’re very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One on the television screen.Thanks to the legions of fans who have kept up pressure on social media, and a lot of background work and enthusiasm, we aim to make a big budget production that will satisfy both our vast comics audience and the even greater general screen-watching public.
- Jason and Chris Kingsley
It is currently unknown who will don the Judge’s helmets for this show, or even what network it will be on. One thing is for sure though, this is most definitely the news that a lot of fans were looking for.
But what are your thoughts? Are you happy about this news? Are you still upset we’re not getting a sequel to the 2012 film? Or do you think it should be judgement day for Judge Joseph Dredd?
Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly and 2000AD