– by Joseph Jammer Medina

2012’s Dredd was one of those welcome surprises that never should have been. Demand wasn’t exactly brimming, and the last film left a bad taste in most fans’ mouths, so why bother with another. Yet, with a strong story and direction, along with Karl Urban’s fitting gritty stoicism, it was ended up being a fantastic film.

While it didn’t do well enough to warrant a sequel, there is currently a TV show in the works called Judge Dredd: Mega City One. In the past, Urban expressed his interest in returning, but little has developed since then.

Speaking with our own Nancy Tapia while promoting Thor: Ragnarok, Urban gave an update, saying:

“They are currently in development with a TV series. I’m in discussions with them about that. I tell them if they write a character that has a functioning purpose, and something compelling with the journey of the character, that I’d love to be a part of it. There’s definitely a demand and a desire from the audience to see more. The ball’s in their court.”

So it sounds like it all hinges on whether or not the writers are able to make something truly compelling for Judge Dredd to actually do. Given how strong of a performance Urban gave in the film, it’s definitely something we want to see more of, so the ball truly is in their court.

Do you want to see Urban return as Judge Dredd in Mega City One? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.