Judge Dredd is coming to the small screen.
Entertainment Weekly are reporting that IM Global and indie UK game developer and publisher Rebellion are joining forces to bring the iconic character to TV.
The show would be called Judge Dredd: Mega City One, and be sent in a crime-ridden US east coast at some point in the future, where a group of Judges would be tasked with dealing with the chaos and crime.
The character has been the subject of two big-screen outings in the past, with Sylvester Stallone infamously donning – and removing – the famous helmet in 1995, and Karl Urban taking over the role in a 2012 remake that crashed at the box office but has gained a significant cult following since.
On board as executive producers are IM Global Television president and Battlestar Galactica developer Mark Stern, IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford, and Rebellion owners Chris and Jason Kingsley. They and Ford also acted as executive producers on the 2012 Dredd movie.
Said the Kingsleys on the new series;
“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.”
The project is in the early days of the development process, with casting and network attachment still some way off.