Entertainment Weekly has revealed an exclusive update on the future of the Judge Dredd franchise. Independent studio IM Global and U.K games developer and publisher Rebellion have made a deal that will bring Judge Dredd to the small screen, in the form of a live action show called Judge Dredd: Mega City One.
The show will be set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S has been riddled with crime, and will follow a team of judges in the Megalopolis as they look to rid Mega City One from the inherent crime wave. While it is still very early on in the development, no casting news has been announced, and no network has signed on. The project is being run by IM Global Television president Mark Stern, who was responsible for bringing Battlestar Galactica, Helix and Defiance to Syfy. IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford and the owners of Rebellion Jason Kingsley and Chris Kingsley all served as executive producers on 2012’s highly underrated Dredd.
Jason and Chris Kingsley went on to say about the project.
We’re very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd’s Mega City One on the television screen. Thanks to the legions of fans who have kept up the 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.
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You can see the poster for the in-development series below.