Attention Mega City One citizens: Judge Dredd is getting a TV series

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400 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Mega blocks. Mega highways. Mega City One. Mega dud of a movie at the box office. 2012’s Dredd 3D may have been a pitch-perfect adaptation of the lawman of the future, but not even the threat of a ten-year stretch in the Iso-Cubes for failing to appreciate a damn good movie could convince people to swarm their nearest cinema to see the flick.

In the years since then, fan lobbying has been intense for a return of the Law. Thing is, Dredd is a concept that probably doesn’t work well on the big screen. Smaller screens however? That’s where the real potential lies for the infamous chin of justice. Potential which will finally be realised on that medium.

According to Entertainment Weekly, a live-action adaptation is in the works again, with an ensemble cast for Judge Dredd: Mega City One. News which was soon confirmed by Producer Brian Jenkins and Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley:

The current setup for this latest adaptation? Judge Dredd policing crime, alongside several other law enforcers who have the authority to be Judge, Jury and executioner on the streets of a very hostile city that is choking under the weight of rampant crime. So imagine Law & Order, except the first half of the show involves your usual investigation and the second features less courtroom drama and more Hi-Ex rounds being fired into criminal scum. I AM THE LAW.

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

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.

Talent and a network (C’MON NETFLIX) still need to be found, but here’s a swanky new teaser poster:

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Here’s hoping that Karl Urban is game to don the helmet again for a TV series that is as violent as it is weird. JUDGEMENT TIME!

Last Updated: May 11, 2017

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  • GooseZA

    YAAAASSSS!!!!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Why yes I am happy. How could you tell?

  • Original Heretic
    • Original Heretic

      Dance, Carlton!! Why aren’t you dancing?!

      EDIT: This is meant to be a Carlton “dancing with joy” gif.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        You have failed this mega city.

        • miaau

          You cannot say something like that without the use of capital letters.

          “You have FAILED this Mega City”, clench fist, look constipated

          Everything I remember about the graphic novels, the two movies, was an overly dramatic speech by the LAW officers.

          Also, where does Tekken fit into this TV Series?

          • Original Heretic

            When did Dredd become Arrow?!

          • miaau

            When did Arrow become Dread?

          • Original Heretic

            I give up, when?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I had to become someone else. I had to become something else. I had to become… DER LAWR!
            https://flickeringscreen.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/stallone-dredd.jpg

          • Original Heretic

            Argh!!! My eyes!!! No, no! Take it away! This isn’t real! It never happened!

      • Hammersteyn

        To the iso cube with you!

        • miaau

          How fast can YOU solve an iso cube?

          I may take years. No, I mean tears. Yes, tears.

          • Original Heretic

            No tears, please, it’s a waste of good suffering.

        • Original Heretic

          *HERETIC CANNOT COMMENT WHILE INCARCERATED*

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

  • Original Heretic

    Urban has mentioned before that if the do a series, he would be happy to reprise the role. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Money talks.

  • Hammersteyn

    Oh my Grud! Best news today so far!

  • miaau

    I wonder if Marshall and Forest will be part of the ensemble cast?

    I think it might be fun: I hope it is not HBO’ed, i.e. gratious violence, nudity, et al, over the top.

    • Dresden

      I wholeheartedly agree with this. It would spoil the setting for me.

      • miaau

        Yes: Game of Thrones season 1, had to have some nudity and sex, that was central to the plot. BUT they then had scenes that did not move plot at all, just to show naked writhing bodies.

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Hell yes …

    “I AM DA LAW !!!”

  • For the Emperor!

    “Here’s hoping that Karl Urban is game to don the helmet again” – hear hear!!

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