HmmmA TV series is such a great idea for Judge Dredd - I don't know why I didn't think of that before. Possibly because of the previous focus on movies as being the only way to get in decent special effects. At least a TV series can do that nowadays without breaking the bank.
And in the right hands this has got so much potential, especially for season arcs, heck even a longer one. The comic series from 2000AD is such a rich resource, and there were plenty of major story arcs in that.
And although pulpy and a little tongue in cheek at times, on occasions it rose to serious greatness. The run during issues 500-600 in which issues of democracy came up was brilliant and intelligent. The award-winning two-part story America from the Judge Dredd Megazine is probably the best treatment of political themes I've seen in SF:
Preview: JUDGE DREDD: AMERICA
I'd better not build my hopes too high, though.
Careful what you wish for:I'm scared that a lot of Judge Dredd's world is going to be lost if they don't follow the architecture, because so much of that world is backed in visuals that are out from our norm.
Where do you find that architecture on Earth?
To me animated and voice acted Judge Dredd would be a much better solution than doing this.
It is known fact that there are no old structures in the Megacities, because all blocks were built upon them and they are closed off property to most of people in Dredd's universe.
But I want it now. So, we're at an impasse I feel.That's the current time line for the first episode to air. It will still be aired before Star Trek: Discovery though.
I'm not sure, but I thought I read recently that there is an original Dredd title published in America that runs parallel - if a little differently - from the UK titles. I'd have to check this, though.Even though Judge Dredd is "American", it's still a British story. How popular is Joe on the other side of the Black Atlantic?