Karl Urban May Return in Judge Dredd TV Series?

MOVIE NEWS –Judge Dredd actor Karl Urban declared there are talks about a potential Judge Dredd TV series on either Netflix or Amazon.

It was back in 2012 that Karl Urban played the titular character in the critically-acclaimed movie Dredd 3D, which was much-loved by critics, and the very few fans who went to see the film. The reboot displayed an impressive 78% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it only made $13.4 million domestically and $35.6 million worldwide, from a $50 million budget. In spite of a financial failure, there has been the talk of a possible sequel for quite some time. As it turns out, the character may be eyeing a return to the small screen instead.

Last month, Dredd star Karl Urban implied on his verified Twitter page that he would love to make a sequel with streaming giants such as Netflix of Amazon, teasing that there is a “gold mine of awesome Mega City 1 stories.” Over the weekend, the actor appeared at the Calgary Expo, where he was asked if Dredd could continue on either Amazon or Netflix, and the star revealed that “there are talks” about a Dredd TV series.

While there has often been the talk of a Dredd 2 moving forward; this is the first time that we’re can hear about a television series.

While we don’t have a full quote from the actor, and it’s possible that the Twitter user who posted the update, Christopher Edwards, was talking about a Dredd movie and not a TV series, so we’ll have to wait and see. Neither Christopher Edwards nor Karl Urban has suggested any clarification on any social media yet.

Karl Urban himself insisted for a sequel ever since the release of Dredd 3D, as has producer Adi Shankar, who even created an animated web series Judge Dredd: Superfiend in 2014. However, writer-director Alex Garland has remained more pessimistic about the possibility of a sequel, stating in interviews that it probably won’t happen. Still, Netflix has a proven track record of bringing beloved franchises back from the dead, so anything is possible.

Karl Urban will next be seen reprising his role of Bones in Star Trek Beyond, which hits theaters on July 22. The actor will most certainly be doing press for that movie, so hopefully there will be more updates for the star to share as we get closer to that film’s release. Until then, check out the tweets about a potential TV series happening shortly.

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