Dredd TV Series: Karl Urban In Talks to Reprise Lead Role

Give this lawgiver his Lawgiver.

Karl Urban says he’s in talks to put the big bucket helmet on once more as the lead role in the Judge Dredd: Mega-City One[2] TV series. Speaking at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention (reported by TrekMovie[3]), Urban explained: “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.” Karl Urban was a big part of why we enjoyed the last movie adaptation[4] so much, saying he “makes for a great Dredd.

He’s grizzled and terse and unstoppable.” It’s sad that even if he does take on the role, we won’t see the show for some time yet. Producer Jason Kingsley recently last said that, “my best guess is that it’s at least two years away.

But we’re so early in the process that things could happen a bit faster, or much more slowly.” The show’s still not formally attached to a network or streaming service either. If it is made, Mega-City One sounds as though it will take a wider look at the Dredd setting than the last movie, following multiple Judges, who “encounter the myriad challenges of a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis.”[5] Kingsley’s said that it “will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted”[6], and may include Dark Fantasy elements in the vein of the original comics.

There’s a lot more to wish for – here’s our list of the things we want out of a Dredd series[7].

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and once you’ve typed “lawgiver” three times, it sounds ridiculous in your head.

Follow him on Twitter[8].

References

  1. ^ Joe Skrebels (people.ign.com)
  2. ^ Judge Dredd: Mega-City One (uk.ign.com)
  3. ^ TrekMovie (trekmovie.com)
  4. ^ enjoyed the last movie adaptation (uk.ign.com)
  5. ^ “encounter the myriad challenges of a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis.” (uk.ign.com)
  6. ^ “will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted” (uk.ign.com)
  7. ^ our list of the things we want out of a Dredd series (uk.ign.com)
  8. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *