For fans of the comics and/or films, Judge Dredd is a one-of-a-kind character who doesn’t get a lot of the spotlight. However, he may soon be coming to the small screen. A new show, Judge Dredd: Mega City One, is currently being developed by entertainment studio IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion. The announcement comes in time for the comic’s 40th anniversary.
The general premise of the show is the same as the comics and films — in the 22nd Century the East Coast has become one mega-city and the Judges which act as a judge, jury and executioner to deal with all the crime. Judge Dredd is one of the best, and his adventures are legendary, which will be explored further in the show.
“This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age,” said Mark Stern of IM Global Television in a statement. “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.”
“We’re very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One on the television screen,” said Jason and Chris Kingsley of Rebellion said. “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.”
While there’s no guarantee this project will be greenlit, let alone ever see the light of day, it provides some hope that fans will get to see their favorite servant of justice out in the world once more.