Announced by Entertainment Weekly on May 10th, the beloved 40 year old Judge Dredd, born in the pages of British comic anthology 2000AD, is coming to the small screen, though no network is officially attached yet.
[Artwork by Brian Bolland]
According to Entertainment Weekly, independent entertainment studio IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion have made a deal to create a live-action TV show called Judge Dredd: Mega City One. The show will reputedly feature several judges, be set in the 22nd century, and be located on the East Coast of the USA.
Producers of the new show have been listed as IM Global Television president Mark Stern, who developed 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 of the well received 2012 Dredd film.
No doubt many fans will look forward to hearing more about this development.
2000AD reacted to the announcement thus on Twitter:
— 2000 AD (@2000AD) May 10, 2017