Judge Dredd is about to get his big moment of fame yet again with a big budget TV series with the studio IM Global set to produce the Judge Dredd: Mega City-One titled show, it was confirmed
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We have already seen Dredd brought to life from the pages of the comic book in film form with 2012’s Pete Travis-directed Dredd which starred Star Trek’s Karl Urban as the helmet wearing law enforcer given the power of judge, jury, and executioner in a vast, dystopic metropolis called Mega-City One. Even earlier than that, back in 1995 Sylvester Stallone took on the role in a film that met with a lukewarm reception.
Taking up a seat as executive producer is Mark Stern who previously worked on Battlestar Galactica, the new series is all set to be filmed in the UK with casting to be announced later in the year, Jason and Chris Kingsley, the owners of Rebellion, said: “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 comic’s audience and the even greater general screen-watching public.”
Mark Stern went on to add “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.”
Judge Dredd was created nearly forty years ago in 1977 by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra who are said to have been inspired by the era’s punk revolution and bad-ass cop movies making the rounds in that time. We’ll be keeping a close on whether this series is worth its day of judgment.