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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Judge Dredd TV show is coming (hopefully!)

For anyone who missed the news yesterday (no, not the stuff with Trump & Comey), I mean the news about a Judge Dredd / Mega City One TV series being in development then look no further than here


Or watch it here on that youtube. Writers are on board but beyond that much work remains to be done to get the show off the ground, as Entertainment Weekly says "...the potential show is set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. The plan is to make the series 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 character of Dredd — who is known for his incorruptibility, harsh attitude towards law-breaking “perps,” and upper face-concealing helmet — was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 and first appeared in the British science fiction anthology comic 2000 AD, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Judge Dredd has twice been adapted for the big screen. Sylvester Stallone played the titular character in 1995’s Judge Dredd, while Karl Urban portrayed the role in 2012’s Dredd. Although the latter was a box office disappointment, the Alex Garland-scripted film has garnered a substantial cult following of fans thanks in large part to its faithful representation of the original material. While the show is still in the early stages of development, and no talent or network affiliation has yet been announced, Wednesday’s news will be music to the ears of many who were left wanting more onscreen Dredd after the release of the 2012 film".

The story was also picked up by the BBC here and here. All sounds very exciting, if some way awat.

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