Dredd boss says the TV show will "combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted"

Remember how all our dreams came true when we found out there's a Dredd TV show on the way? Well, we've got an update on where it's at and what we can expect, thanks to Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley (via SFX magazine). 

Although it's obviously early days, that didn't stop the Dredd boss from teasing a few details about what fans can expect, revealing that the series could be very different from the movie adaptations. "Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore," he admits. "The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted. It's a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell." A more fantasy-based Dredd? That's something I want to see!

Even if you loved both the Dredd movies (for very different reasons), there's reason to be excited about the TV show. "Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier, " says Kingsley. "Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard." We still have quite a while to wait though: "My best guess if that it's at least two years away," he says. "But we're so early in the process that things could happen a bit faster, or much more slowly." Well, that was nice and vague, wasn't it?

And yes, I know what you're wondering, but Kingsley expertly dodged the question about Karl Urban returning to play Dredd saying talks haven't yet begun, but admitting he knows Urban "well enough to have a chat with him". 

Fingers crossed then. 

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Lauren O'Callaghan

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.