In 2012 director Pete Travis with help from writer Alex Garland and based on characters created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra we were brought into a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner. In this world one cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Judge Dredd a fictional character who appears in British comic books published by Rebellion Developments and made his debut in 1977 in the second issue of 2000 AD and is that magazine’s longest-running character.
The film was a moderate success and fans have created a petition to bring a sequel to the theater, but this could be a while before it hits the big screen. On the other hand possible news from Netflix is that they will be bringing a 13 episode mini-series DREDD. Thanks to April Tromper the Netflix France Senior Vice President of Development said:
“I knew the moment I walked into the conference room for the meeting and saw Karl Urban in full Dredd gear, we weren’t leaving that room alive without making some kind of deal. Dredd is full of wonderfully rich and vibrant characters, we can’t wait to see the franchise blossom at Netflix.”
At this time it is only rumors and the stories can not be collaborated, but bringing Dredd to Netflix could be the smart move. With the history and stories behind Dredd a series on Netflix can help bring many of these stories to life. With works like Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the upcoming Luke Cage it would seem that Dredd would make a great fit to the line-up.
What do think? Should Netflix bring Dredd to the small screen? I say yes, but let us know what you think in the comments below.