EW.com have exclusively revealed that independent entertainment studio IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion have struck a deal to turn the iconic comic book character into a live-action TV show called Judge Dredd: Mega City One.
The series – an ensemble drama about a team of Judges – is set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis
Speaking about the announcement, IM Global Television president Mark Stern, who developed Battlestar Galactica, Helix, and Defiance at Syfy and will serve as an executive producer on the show, said: “This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age,”Mega City One
He added “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.”
Joining him as executive producers will be IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford and the owners of Rebellion, Jason and Chris Kingsley, who along with Ford were also executive producers of the 2012 Dredd film.
“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. “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.”
No information regarding casting or air dates have been released as yet.