Judge Dredd fans, are you ready for more? It looks like the world of Judge Dredd is slated be made into a new television series, Judge Dredd: Mega-City One. Indie studio IM Global and game developer Rebellion have struck a deal to bring Dredd’s world to the small screen. It is early in development, so it may be a bit before it comes to fruition (anticipated for 2019). Here is the announcement:
While the comic is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and there have been two movies, Judge Dredd (1995) with Sylvester Stallone and Dredd (2012) with Karl Urban, there may still be some out there unfamiliar with the property. As such, here is the official synopsis of the series:
Set in a future where east coast America has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis, the show 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.
For those new to Judge Dredd that want to read the comics first, Keith Richardson and Michael Molcher from 2000AD have some suggestions as to where to start:
Attached to the production as Executive Producers are President of IM Global Television, Mark Stern, who developed critically-acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica, Helix, and Defiance at Syfy, IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford, and the owners of Rebellion, Jason and Chris Kingsley, who along with Ford, were also executive producers on the 2012 DREDD feature film adaptation from DNA Films, Reliance Entertainment and IM Global.