Dredd series gets showrunner and pilot script

The 2000 AD series is getting closer to full production. 

The proposed Dredd series has a pilot script written and showrunner hired.

Rob Williams, a writer for the Judge Dredd comic at 2000 AD, will act as the creative lead on the show and has already written both the pilot script and two years worth of storylines.

Rebellion Developments, which owns the Judge Dredd license, said this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con said that production on the show was well underway, with Rob Williams planning a long run.

The series, which is titled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, is being co-developed by IM Global Television and has come about thanks to the cult success of the 2012 Dredd film.

Jason Kingsley, a producer of the series, said that the series was looking to be a treat for fans of Judge Dredd.

“It’s been really exciting to be working with Rob on the pilot. We have a really talented team here at Rebellion Productions and I’m really proud of them. Jason and I have been busy looking at locations and laying out season one as we gear up, to move forward into pre-production.

“I’ve read the pilot script by Rob and the team and got that same thrill I did when I first discovered Judge Dredd. As we drive this project forward I’m always surprised by how much effort goes on behind-the-scenes to bring something like Mega-City One to the screen. I’m very pleased with how the whole project is coming together and looking forward to more exciting announcements in the coming months.”

The 2012 Dredd film was warmly received by fans but disappointed at the box office, meaning that no sequel was greenlit. 

Whilst no casting choices have been made for the series yet, Dredd film star Karl Urban has previously said he would love to take up the role again.

Source: Den of Geek

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