‘Judge Dredd’ TV Series Set To Be ‘Dark Fantasy’ | TV News
The Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series that was announced about a month ago has a long way to go before actually taking shape and premiering probably around 2019, but that doesn’t stop Executive Producer Jason Kingsley from teasing some exciting aspects of the upcoming series.
He noted that Alex Garland‘s 2012 Dredd – already a cult hit amongst fans – didn’t have the time to flesh out the show’s title city, while offering some other interesting tidbits about the show:
“Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted. It’s a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell. Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard”.
A longform TV adaptation sounds like the perfect spot for Judge Dredd and the city he inhabits, as the two films adapted from the original source material – originally created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 for the comic 2000 AD – have thus far failed to truly explore the environment and instead been straight-up action films.
There’s no cast to speak of yet for the show, which will surely leave fans of the 2012 film to hold their breath and hope that it means there’s still an outside chance Karl Urban could be signed on to reprise his role as Dredd. Until then, with no network having yet picked up the show, we must play the waiting game.