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Karl Urban in Talks for Role in “Judge Dredd: Mega-City One”

Unfortunately, we’re probably never getting a sequel to the badass 2012 film Dredd, which starred Karl Urban as the title character. Urban was perfectly cast in the role, so it’s a huge bummer that a sequel seems like such an impossibility.

That said, live-action TV series “Judge Dredd: Mega-City One” is in the works, and it’s very possible that Urban will be making an appearance to reprise his role. Talks of Urban’s involvement date back a few months, and at this past weekend’s Star Trek Las Vegas Convention he provided an update on the possibility.


“I am in discussions with them about that,” Urban revealed. “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.”

IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion are currently developing the TV series.

Initial reports peg the series as set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crime-ridden megalopolis. The ensemble drama will follow a team of Judges — futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner — as they deal with the challenges the future-shocked 22nd century throws at them.



  • RJ MacReady

    If Urban is involved I’ll definitely give the series a chance. Hopefully it will have the same tone as Dredd 2012.

  • J Jett

    i freaking love the movie but i don’t have faith (even if Urban is on board) that a tv series will be able to come close to the film’s greatness.

    • Barry El Beardo

      I think if made well it could become a great new gritty violent show though. I hope…

  • Ocelot006 .

    ‘In discussions’ and ‘in talks’ are not the same thing.

  • Brando

    Fuck yeah.

  • Matt

    Could be something cool, depends on whether it’s cable or broadcast. I withhold further comment until more details comes out. Fingers crossed.

  • Jada Maes

    Dress should’ve done better. It was a solid actioner and Urban brought the character to life (the less said about Stallone’s performance the better).

  • I want Olivia Thirlby back as well, she was my favorite character from the movie! Where else can you find a psychic mutant with a killer hairstyle

    • J Jett

      HELL YES! Olivia was so awesome in DREDD!

    • Lena was great as well.

      • Yes she was! I wouldn’t mind her coming back either except she met a wonderful demise in the film lol

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