Confirmed: Karl Urban in Talks for Judge Dredd: Mega-City One

Karl Urban campaigned heavily for a Dredd sequel, but he wasn't able to convince a studio that Judge Dredd was a bankable hero. When the movie was released in 2012, it managed to make just $35 million worldwide, despite being certified fresh with 78% on Rotten Tomatoes and winning over the fans.

So, when a series titled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One was announced, many fans asked themselves whether Urban would don the helmet and act as judge, jury, and executioner. Just yesterday, the actor confirmed that he's been participating in talks about the project:

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I am in discussions with them about that. I told them that if they write the material, give Dredd something to do, and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to (CBM).

Producer Jason Kingsley confirmed during an interview with Screen Geek that talks were in progress. He emphasized that everyone, including Urban wants to make the best show possible for the fans to enjoy:

We have been in discussions with Karl about his possible involvement in Judge Dredd: Mega-City One for some time. These conversations continue, but we’re keen, he’s keen. It’s just a case of us making sure this show is everything we want it to be.

We know nothing about the show, although it's rumored that Netflix is interested. Kingsley also revealed that the first season's scripts are currently being written, but he didn't mention how many episodes there would be in the first season.

Karl Urban as Dredd (Bloody Disgusting)

Kingsley did say that some of the storylines will focus on Dredd, but others will expand the mythos of Mega City One:

Our team is working hard on scripts for the first season, creating engaging multi-thread storylines, one of which will be Dredd’s. But others will take us into the wider world of Mega-City One.