After a failed attempt at getting a sequel for the exceptional 'Dredd,' it appears the Judges future will be on the small screen with the announcement of 'Judge Dredd Mega- City One.' The series is now in development, thanks to a deal struck between leading independent entertainment studio IM Global and independent UK games developer and publisher Rebellion.
'Judge Dredd: Mega-City One' is set in a future where east coast America has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. It 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.
The deal will see development begin on 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.
Producer Brian Jenkins and Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley discuss what fans can expect from 'Judge Dredd: Mega-City One' in the video below.
Adding further excitement for the series, Karl Urban maybe reprise his role as the Judge himself.,while talking to The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast, producer Brian Jenkins discussed the show and addressed Urban’s involvement:
"We have had many conversations prior to this, about all sorts of things. He’s also very busy, a full-time professional actor. So we’re going to have some long and complicated conversations I would imagine, and we’ll see where we go. It’s too early to tell yet, but if we can use him and he’s available to us, then I think that would be absolutely brilliant. There’s always a possibility he will be busy, or that his schedule for other movies won’t allow- Basically, we don’t know at this stage.”