Judge Dredd: Mega-City One pilot written and ready to roll

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 already know 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.

And today we have word that preparation for the series is progressing, with the pilot script and plot for the show’s first two years completed. Rob Williams, who has written the character for 2000 AD for years is the creative lead for the pilot. He also worked with a group of writers on the plot for the show’s first couple of seasons. 

Series producer Brian Jenkins:

It’s been really exciting to be working with Rob on the pilot. We have a really talented team here at Rebellion Productions and I’m really proud of them. Jason and I have been busy looking at locations and laying out season one as we gear up, to move forward into pre-production.

Rebellion creative director and CEO Jason Kingsley adds:

I’ve read the pilot script by Rob and the team, and got that same thrill I did when I first discovered Judge Dredd. As we drive this project forward I’m always surprised by how much effort goes on behind-the-scenes to bring something like Mega-City One to the screen. I’m very pleased with how the whole project is coming together and looking forward to more exciting announcements in the coming months.”

Despite the title, Dredd will not be the sole focus of the show, which will instead be an ensemble drama. I for one am excited as hell for this series so I hope all two years worth of planning that the powers that be behind the scenes are currently setting in motion have the chance to play out upon my TV screen.

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Source: THR



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