Ever since 2012’s Dredd, we’ve all been clamouring for Karl Urban to reprise the role of Judge Joseph Dredd in some capacity. While a sequel to that much-loved genre favourite has yet to happen, the news that Judge Dredd: Mega-City One was being developed for the small screen gave us hope that Urban may eventually get to don the iconic helmet once more. And now, the actor himself has been given a further update on where things stand right now.
The last we’d heard on all of this was back in August, with Urban then revealing that he has indeed held talks for Mega-City One. Now though, he’s been speaking to Latino Review while promoting this month’s Thor: Ragnarok. Speaking on where things stand with him playing Judge Dredd once more, he told the outlet, “They are currently in development with a TV series. I’m in discussions with them about that. I tell them if they write a character that has a functioning purpose, and something compelling with the journey of the character, that I’d love to be a part of it. There’s definitely a demand and a desire from the audience to see more. The ball’s in their court.”
Well, that certainly sounds like Urban is more than keen on playing Dredd once more. As he says, though, the ball is firmly in the court of the powers-that-be behind Mega-City One.
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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