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Big-budget Judge Dredd TV series announced!

05.10.2017by: Mike Sprague

The last film adaptation of Judge Dredd, called DREDD, was one of the best action movies I have seen in years. Slo-mo gore and a no-nonsense plot and pacing made the film stand out as more than just, as some call it, a "rip-off of THE RAID."

Well, if you're a Judge Dredd fan like this guy then you'll be happy as hell to hear that this morning EW reported that IM Global and Rebellion have struck a deal to turn the comic book into a new series called JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY ONE!

The show is said to follow this synopsis:

Set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. It will be 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 word on the street is the series is in early development, and that the cast and behind the scenes talent will be announced at a later date. But we have a POSTER, which you can check out below.

That said, we know that IM Global Television president Mark Stern (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, HELIX, and DEFIANCE), IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford, and the owners of Rebellion, Jason and Chris Kingsley will serve as executive producers on the series.

Mark Stern on JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY ONE:

“This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age. Not only is it a rich world with biting social commentary, but it’s also fun as hell! As a fan of the comics and both films, it’s a dream come true to be able to work with Jason and Chris in adapting this for television.”

Jason and Chris Kingsley on JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY ONE:

“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 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.”

I for one am excited as hell for this new series and can only hope it reaches the heights of DREDD and keeps above the campy (but fun) lows of the Stallone version. Either way, we'll let you know when we hear more about JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY ONE!

What do YOU think of JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY ONE? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Until then you can buy DREDD on Blu-ray RIGHT HERE.

DREDD co-starred Olivia Thirlby

Extra Tidbit: Pick a flick: JUDGE DREDD or DREDD?
Source: EW

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