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Joseph Fiennes to play Judge Dredd in series of 2000AD and Dredd audio adventures

February 13th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Exciting news for fans of Judge Dredd and 2000AD as a new series of audio adventures from Penguin.

Actor Joseph Fiennes will star as Dredd in the first of five audio adventures from the pages of Judge Dredd Magazine and 2000AD.

Two of the five releases will be iconic Dredd stories America and The Pit – both written by comic legend John Wagner.

Paterson Joseph will star as the narrator of The Pit too.

Other stars announced are The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage and His Dark Materials’ Nina Sosanya who will star in Brink, written by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard.

“2000 AD has an incredible legacy in British comics and it’s a thrill to bring these stories to life. Brink is such a wonderful space-noir drama, and I loved stepping into the shoes of Carl Brinkmann,” said Armitage of the releases.

Sosanya added: “[Brink] tells a scarily plausible story in an extraordinary, compelling way. Being involved in turning the graphic novels by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard into a purely audio experience has been fascinating; hearing the story played out means that individual characters and situations become vivid in a whole new way. So Brink now exists on yet another plane, and in another dimension.”

Merlin’s Colin Morgan will appear in Sláine: The Horned God, “an exhilarating mix of Celtic mythology, violence, and heroism”.

The Underground Railroad’s Sheila Atim will star in Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s The Ballad of Halo Jones.

In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law – acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? 

America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city…bar the odd, negative encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation known as Total War, which has the Justice Department in its sights! 

This dark and complex tale is considered to be one of the best stories to ever come out of the Judge Dredd universe.

Featuring an accomplished and exciting cast (to be announced), fans of Judge Dredd and newcomers to Mega City One alike will be transported to brutal dystopian world Dredd for an immersive listening experience like no other.

All five releases will be available from Thursday, 4th March 2021.

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….