Without a doubt, 2012's Dredd was a faithful comic-book adaptation that left many of us wanting so much more. The movie (and especially Karl Urban's portrayal of the titular character) received praise from both critics and fans. However, the film's under-performance at the box-office left the future of the franchise in question.
However, despite the initial uncertainty, it was eventually revealed that IM Global, the creative team behind Dredd, was indeed moving ahead with a #JudgeDredd TV show titled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One. The announcement, which had no casting reveals, sparked hopes among fans that we might see Urban reprise his role in the series. And that appears to be the case.
Karl Urban Is In Talks To Reprise His Role
With all of the buzz surrounding Urban's potential involvement in the project, the actor himself has now shed some light on the situation. During his appearance at the Star Trek Official Convention Las Vegas, Urban was asked about the upcoming TV series, and he responded with a rather hopeful statement. He revealed:
"I am in discussions with them about that. I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to."
Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is a futuristic ensemble drama set on the East Coast of the U.S., which has been devastated by overpopulation and crime. It will center around a group of Judges — futuristic cops with the power to be judge, jury and executioner — as they deal with the madness (and, depending on whom you ask, cause the madness) of this dystopian future. It's good to know that in this time of need, Mega-City One may just get its most badass Judge back.
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