With the upcoming Judge Dredd television series already in development, it seems the producers are very keen to get Karl Urban back on board.
The last Judge Dredd movie was hugely loved by fans of the source material – with demands for sequel remaining to this day. While that may never come to pass, it seems that fans may get to see Karl Urban reprise his iconic role on the upcoming television series.
That’s according to Screen Geeks, who report that the producers of Judge Dredd: Mega City One have been talking with Karl Urban about reprising his role in the upcoming TV series;
“We have been in discussions with Karl about his possible involvement in Judge Dredd: Mega-City One for some time. These conversations continue but we’re keen, he’s keen – it’s just a case of us making sure this show is everything we want it to be. This needs to be done right – the fans deserve it. Our team is working hard on scripts for the first season, creating engaging multi-thread storylines, one of which will be Dredd’s, but others which take us into the wider world of Mega-City One.“
Urban even released a statement yesterday stating;
“I am in discussions with them about that… I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to.”
Urban has made no secret of his desire to reprise the role in any future adaptation, previously stating;
“Yeah, I’ve gone on record saying that I would. Absolutely,”…”I mean, what’s clear to me is that there is an audience demand to see more and if we can find a way to have a legitimate and worthy successor to Dredd. I’d love to be a part of it. You know, it would have to be something where we were focused on Dredd and coming to sort of understand the deeper inner workings of the character, otherwise there wouldn’t be much point doing it because it’s a huge challenge to play a character whose eyes you can’t see. We’ll see. I’m sure it will get made at some point. Whether it’s with me or not, I don’t know.”
Certainly, fans have a lot to be excited about when it comes to the upcoming TV series, which seems to be moving closer and closer to the spiritual sequel that many have been begging for. We’re certainly excited to see it happen, as the 2012 movie was great fun.
Are you excited for the upcoming Judge Dredd television series?