News broke yesterday that a whole new Judge Dredd is coming, but sadly not the sequel to Karl Urban’s quite brilliant, Dredd, that flopped badly at the box office, but has since grown into a much loved cult classic.
Instead IM Global, Tencent and Tang Media Partners, have partnered with UK games developer and publisher Rebellion, to develop a live-action Judge Dredd TV series which is going by the title Judge Dredd: Mega City One.
From what we can gather, the show is being described as an ensemble piece that will follow a team of Judges (you know the drill, they have the power to be judge, jury, and executioner) and of course it will be set in the 22nd century. They will encounter terrorism and much more, especially tension between the super-rich and disenfranchised. The show will be dark and gritty.
“We’re very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One on the television screen,” said Rebellion owners Jason Kingsley and Chris Kingsley. “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.”