Karl Urban in Talks for JUDGE DREDD: MEGA-CITY ONE

Written by Andrew Pollard Saturday, 12 August 2017

TV News

In some news that will be sure to brighten your weekend, Karl Urban is in talks to reprise the role of Judge Joseph Dredd for the upcoming Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series.

Speaking at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, as per TrekMovie, Urban enthused, “I am in discussions with them about that. I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and given him a function, I will be there. I would love to.”

Added to this, series producer Jason Kingsley released a statement to IGN: “We have been in discussions with Karl about his possible involvement in Judge Dredd: Mega-City One for some time. These conversations continue but we’re keen, he’s keen – it’s just a case of us making sure this show is everything we want it to be. This needs to be done right – the fans deserve it. Our team is working hard on scripts for the first season, creating engaging multi-thread storylines, one of which will be Dredd’s but others which take us into the wider world of Mega-City One.”

Urban, of course, played the iconic Judge in 2012’s Dredd, and fans and even Urban himself have all been clamouring for a sequel to that mesmerising movie for the past five years. Obviously, we’re not getting a sequel any time soon still, but Judge Dredd: Mega-City One could prove an even better option given how the realm of television allows for far more delicate and multi-layered storytelling when done right. Earlier this year, there were rumblings that Urban was interested in reprising the Dredd role for Mega-City One, and now it seems that a return really could be a reality. Now we all just needs to get anything crossable crossed!

For Mega-City One, early plot details for this new series reveal that it will (obviously!) be set in the future, with the East Coast of the United States having become a hive of criminal activity. As such, the action will focus on a team of Judges tasked with cleaning up the streets in the only way they know how – by serving as judge, jury and executioner.

Expect more on all of this as it develops.

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