"Judge Dredd: Mega-City One" is a new live-action TV series being developed by IM Global and independent games developer, Rebellion", from the producers of the 2012 "Dredd" feature, that may see the return of actor Karl Urban in the lead role:
"Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is set in a future where the East Coast of the US has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. It will be an ensemble drama about a team of 'Judges' — futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner — as they deal with the challenges the future-shocked 22nd century throws at them..."
The series will be produced by IM Global Television president Mark Stern, CEO Stuart Ford, and Rebellion's Jason and Chris Kingsley, who along with Ford were also executive producers on the 2012 "Dredd" feature starring Karl Urban.
In the original comic series, inspired by Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry", 'Dredd' is a uniformed judge, combining powers of police, judge, jury and executioner.
With 'bionic' eyes implanted after a time-traveling mission to the 'City Of The Damned', Dredd carries a 'lawgiver' pistol.
'Joseph Dredd' and his brother 'Rico' were originally cloned from the DNA of 'Chief Judge Fargo', the first chief judge.
Their growth was artificially accelerated until they emerged in 2066 with education and world knowledge electronically implanted in their brains by CPU during gestation.
The name 'Dredd' was chosen by genetic scientist 'Morton Judd' to instill fear in the criminal community.
In 2070, during the 'Atomic Wars', the Dredds saw action for the first time as cadets, temporarily fast-tracked through the 'Academy Of Law', assigned the rank of full judges and sent to restore order, following the US Justice Department deposing the President.
Joseph continued to excel as a Judge, rapidly gaining promotion to the rank of 'Senior Judge', during the 'Fourth World War'.Click the images to enlarge...