Work is well underway on the TV project Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, and now we have our first peek at some concept art. It’s pretty much what fans should’ve expected — in a good way.
The TV series is aiming to be a wider exploration of Judge Dredd’s fictional world, focusing on the titular hero as he takes down street thugs, while also telling other stories in the monstrous Mega-City One. Karl Urban is in early talks to potentially reprise the role of Dredd. Urban starred in 2012’s Dredd, which was a critical hit but a commercial failure — though it eventually found a whole lot of fans upon home release and became a cult hit in its own right.
The first concept art for the series, released by IGN, shows the smoky backdrop of Mega-City One — making the city feel almost like a character itself. The shot below shows what appears to be Judges on motorcycles driving into a darkened street. The sketch is titled “Lowlife Arrival,” likely an homage to the Low Life comic storyline about Judges cleaning up some of the worst slums in the city. Another interesting tidbit? The art is dated 2016, which means this show has quietly been in development for a while.
The series has yet to land at a network or streaming service, though it stands to reason this high-profile genre project shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a home.
Check out the full shot of “Lowlife Arrival” below, then head to IGN for a wider look at Mega-City One in a second piece of art.