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2000 AD Launches Fan Petition For A ‘Dredd’ TV Show

Dredd, 2012


I’m not too proud to admit that I can occasionally be taken in pretty easily by a hoax, and that’s exactly what happened last week. For whatever reason, an old April Fool’s Day post about Netflix picking up a 13-episode series set in the world of 2012’s Dreddwith Karl Urban returning as John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra‘s stone-faced lawman of the future, started making the rounds again, and I bought it hook, line and sinker. In my defense, though, it was less because of the content of the fake announcement and more because it’s something that I not only want to happen, but that seems like it very easily could happen. I mean, if Netflix can do Richie Rich, then surely to grud it can do Dredd, right?

Well, it seems that I’m not the only one who feels that way. Today, the longstanding campaign to get a sequel to Dredd in film has been modified, calling instead for a more serialized version, and it’s being promoted by 2000 AD.

Here’s what Frank Palmer, who started the campaign with Brian Ritchie, has to say about it in the official press release:

“For a while now we’ve thought about broadening the campaign out – so with things having gone quiet on the possibility of a movie sequel, we’ve decided to take the fight to the TV producers who have done such good jobs with other comic book properties such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

“We’ve discussed this with 2000 AD and they’re happy for us to shift our focus to campaigning for a Judge Dredd TV series in the style of the movie. We’re relaunching the petition and we call on all fans of DREDD to join 136,000 other people in calling for people with the vision and the finance to make it happen to step up and give us what we want.

“In the next few days we’ll be organising activities so that people can lobby companies such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO, and show their support as we all say – ‘Bring Back DREDD!'”

Whether or not fan petitions have a stellar track record, it does show that there’s interest in seeing more live-action Dredd. And hey, if nothing else, maybe it’ll get the movie back on Netflix.


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