The comic book hero Judge Dredd is getting its own television show. Tentatively entitled "Judge Dredd: Mega-City One," the planned series will be developed by game publisher Rebellion along with the studio IM Global Television. No network has been attached to air the show for now as details are still being finalized.

The executive producers of the new series include IM Global's Stuart Ford and Mark Stern. The latter was involved in developing shows like "Battlestar Galactica," "Helix" and "Defiance" which had its run on Syfy.

Rebellion owners Jason and Chris Kingsley are also on board as executive producers. The two were involved in the 2012 "Dredd" movie with Karl Urban in the lead role.

Creating Judge Dredd

John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra created the character of Judge Dredd in 1977. The comic book hero first appeared in the science fiction story "2000 AD" published nearly 40 years ago.

Moviegoers might also be familiar with the character as there have been two adaptations of "Judge Dredd" on film. Aside from the 2012 movie, Sylvester Stallone played the titular role in 1995 with Sandra Bullock.

The premise of the story on television will follow a team of futuristic cops, called judges, who rid the streets criminals. It is set in the 22nd century. Dredd is one of the incorruptible ones who serve as judge, jury, and executioner. He is known for his harsh attitude and disdain for law breakers. But the episodes will also delve on the other judges and residents of Mega City One.

Relevant story

“This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age,” according to IM Global's Stern in a press release, as Entertainment Weekly reported.

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He believes the story of "Judge Dredd" offers a biting social commentary on what's happening in the current events, Stern knows the comic's premise could also work as a fun and enjoyable TV show.

The Kingsley, on the other hand, relayed they were encouraged by fans on social media to do the television series. The plan is to provide the upcoming show with a big production budget to satisfy the expectations of its comic book fans.

In announcing the TV show, the producers also unveiled the first poster for "Judge Dredd: Mega-City One." Expect casting news and production details, as well as network airing schedule to follow in the coming months. Who do you see could play Judge Dredd on television?