It was announced that Judge Dredd will be getting a television show in the near future. Like the comics, the show would center around Dredd and his fellow judges acting as judge, jury, and executioner for the citizens of Mega City One.
Titled Judge Dredd: Mega City One, the show will be a joint production between two independent U.K companies. Entertainment studio IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion will be in charge of adapting the comic to television.
While it’s obviously early, the mear mention that there is to be a Judge Dredd already has fans asking who will star in the lead role and that the answer better be Karl Urban. Though the actor has appeared as a supporting role in many movies (Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek), his starring role in 2012 movie adaptation of the comic, called Dredd, won fans over immediately.
Despite a poor box office showing, the movie received rave reviews, every one of them praising Urban’s performance as the incorruptible Judge Dredd. It’s usually unheard of for an actor to act in two separate mediums for the same product nowadays – given the amount of spin-offs, reboots and alternate/separate universes – but Urban has an in with two of the executive producers on Judge Dredd: Mega City One.
Jason and Chris Kingsley were executive producers of the 2012 Dredd film, and will now be a part of the television adaptation because they own Rebellion, so there is hope for Urban Dredd fans. Given that it’s still in development, with only a poster to show for its proof of production and no talent yet attached, it’s entirely possible he could win the role.
It’s all pure speculation at this point, but be sure to check back to the site for updates regarding Judge Dredd: Mega City One, as we will be sure to update you as soon as more information is revealed.