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The Mega City One TV series pilot episode is written and the first two seasons are mapped out

August 5th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It seems like a million years ago that we first reported a Mega City One TV series was coming (it was fifteen months ago in fairness) and that we reported Karl Urban may be involved as Dredd  (that was almost exactly a year ago!) but now we finally have some more nes on the series’ development.

It seems the show’s anthology story telling will see different writers looking after each episode, but the ball could be ready to role as  Dredd comic book writer Rob Williams has completed the writing of the series’ pilot.

Oh, and the first two seasons have all been laid out already… that’s pretty exciting news.

“It’s been really exciting to be working with Rob on the pilot,” producer Brian Jenkins said in a statement. “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.”

Exec producer Jason Kingsley added: “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.”

It looks like we could be getting more updates very soon on casting, air dates etc… but we’re all just hanging on to see if Karl Urban is set to return.

Let us know your thoughts, Dredd fans.

The world of Judge Dredd is coming to TV screens thanks to a deal struck between leading independent entertainment studio IM Global and independent UK games developer and publisher Rebellion.

The deal will see development begin on Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, a high-end TV series based on the globally-famous character from the pages of legendary British comic book 2000 AD, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Set in a future where east coast America has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis, the show 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.

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….