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Judge Dredd headed for TV

Scripted-logo-460_2Judge DreddTelevision is set for a dose of street justice, with IMG Global and games firm Rebellion taking comic character Judge Dredd into development on a new action drama.

The companies are planning a drama series based on the British 2000AD comic book, which is turning 40 this year.

Judge Dredd: Mega-City One will be an ensemble drama following a team of Judges (futuristic cops that act has judge, jury and executioner) in a giant East Coast US metropolis in the 22nd century.

IM Global Television president Mark Stern, CEO Stuart Ford, and Jason and Chris Kingsley, who were behind the 2012 film Dredd, are executive producers. IM Global was a co-financier of the movie.

“This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become more relevant with age,” said Stern. “Not only is it a rich world with biting social commentary, but it’s also fun as hell.”

John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra created Judge Dredd in 1977 as part of the sci-fi-focused 2000AD.