Judge Dredd Live-Action TV Series in the Works


Pete Travis and Alex Garland’s Dredd won over many critics and fans back in 2012 with its R-rated take on the Judge Dredd comic book, although it didn’t quite hit the box office numbers that they were hoping for (just $35 million worldwide on a $50 million budget). Over the past few years we’ve still heard some hopeful talk about a possible sequel. A short animated web series called Judge Dredd: Superfiend was released online in 2014, but unfortunately, last year star Karl Urban and producer Adi Shankar both seemed to confirm that Dredd 2 was not likely to happen. Now this week we have news that Judge Dredd may be finding a home on the small screen instead. Hit the jump for more details.

According to EW, IM Global and UK video game publisher Rebellion (current owner of the 2000 AD comics) have finalized a deal to create a live-action TV show called Judge Dredd: Mega City One. The new series would be an ensemble drama about a team of Judges that takes place on the East Coast of the U.S. in a dystopian version of the 22nd century. No members from the cast or crew of the previous film are expected to be involved.

Obviously the assumption here is that they will try to bring it to Netflix or another similar streaming service that won’t shy away from the dark tone and violence of the comics. They are also supposedly aiming to make it “one of the most expensive TV shows the UK has ever seen.” Either way, it sounds like this will be a decent consolation for fans who were still holding out hope for a live action sequel. Do you have any interest in a Judge Dredd TV series?

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  • pcch7

    I would definitely check it out. If they can capture some of what they did in Dredd then I’ll give them a chance