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Judge Dredd is becoming a TV show

Dredd was a great movie that not enough people went to see. A sequel looks like it won’t be happening, but it does appear that we will be getting a TV version.

IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion have struck a deal to make Judge Dredd: Mega City One, a high-end TV series based on the globally-famous character from the pages of legendary British comic book 2000 AD, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Set in a future where east coast America has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis, the show will be an ensemble drama about a team of Judges – futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner – as they deal with the challenges the future-shocked 22nd Century throws at them.

Early development has begun on the show, and talent will be announced at a later date.

Very exciting. It would be so good if they could get Karl Urban back as Dredd, but we will have to wait and see. He has done TV shows before and he did retweet the news of this show.

Judge Dredd was created by John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 and first appeared in 2000 AD.

Attached as executive producers of the new show are IM Global Television president Mark Stern, who developed Battlestar Galactica, Helix, and Defiance at Syfy; IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford; and the owners of Rebellion, Jason and Chris Kingsley, who along with Ford were also executive producers of the 2012 Dredd film.

“This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age,”
said Stern in a statement. “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.”

“We’re very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One on the television screen,” said Jason and Chris Kingsley said. “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.”

As always, we will keep you posted on how this develops.

What would you want to see in the show?

Source: EW

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