Image copyright Rebellion Productions/IM Global 2017
Via Entertainment Weekly, a poster was dropped on Wednesday 10th May and features a massive sprawling view of Megalopolis, the fictional super city that features prominently in the 2000 AD comic series.
Yes, Mega-City One, a Judge Dredd based TV, series is on its way.
The poster revealed the series’ logo, a revamped version of the Dredd badge complete with the series title, the accompanying tagline which reads “four hundred million citizens, every one a potential criminal”, and the production teams responsible.
Interestingly, one of the companies behind the series is Rebellion, who produce games in their “normal” time, including the Sniper Elite series.
The other team behind the series is independent entertainment studio IM Global.
These two teams somehow managed to bag themselves a deal to turn the iconic comic series into a live-action TV series, so well done them.
Set in a borderline dystopic future (dependent upon which side of the law you find yourself) on the East coast of America that has become the supercity Megalopolis, a crime-ridden and overly crowded place to live in.
Apparently, the production team’s plan is to make the series an ensemble drama about a team of Judges – futuristic police bestowed with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner – as they deal with the 22nd Century hostile world they are sworn to protect.
Judge Dredd was first created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 and made his firs appearance in the British science-fiction anthology comic 2000 AD, meaning 2017 is its 40th anniversary – hopefully, they can capitalise on this fact and get the series out before December 31st.
Judge Dredd has appeared twice on the big screen thus far, with Sylvester Stallone taking on the role back in 1995 in Judge Dredd, and Karl Urban taking over in the 2012 reboot Dredd.