The Judge Dredd TV show has taken another step towards production. Rebellion reports that the pilot script has been completed and the first two seasons’ worth of stories outlined. Rob Williams is the screenwriter. Yes, the same Rob Williams who writes comics. Including some Judge Dredd.
Of course, the real question is whether they can get Karl Urban back, but they’re not quite ready to cast yet. Probably not too much longer, though.
Official PR follows:
The script for the pilot episode of the Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series has been completed, Rebellion Productions can reveal.
In an exciting update a year after development began on the TV show based on the seminal long-running comic book character from legendary British comic 2000 AD, Rebellion Productions has announced that a script for the opening episode has been completed.
The plot for the first and second seasons have also been laid out, ready to develop into finished scripts.
Producers are now currently scouting out potential filming locations in the UK ahead of the beginning of pre-production.
Comic book writer Rob Williams has been busy working on the script for the pilot episode, alongside the other writers at Rebellion productions, in Oxford, UK.
Williams is known for his critically-acclaimed work on Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and DC Comics’ Suicide Squad.
“I’ve read the pilot script by Rob and the team, and got that same thrill I did when I first discovered Judge Dredd,” says executive producer, Rebellion creative director and CEO, Jason Kingsley. “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’s been really exciting to be working with Rob on the pilot,” says series producer Brian Jenkins. “We have a really talent 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 preproduction.”
Judge Dredd: Mega-City One will focus on an ensemble cast of Judges, futuristic authoritarian police, as they tackle some of the violent and weird crimes that the crowded megalopolis of Mega-City One can throw at them.
As they move closer to preproduction, the Rebellion Productions team is busy developing the world and characters of what promises to be one of the most exciting and unique new TV shows of recent years.
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