Rebellion and the Dredd Sequel Campaign Take Up the ‘TV Baton’

BBD TV.jpgI’ve written a few times about interest in a sequel to the Dredd (2012) film starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as Psi Judge Anderson.

Firstly, please be aware that there are at least two articles online saying that there is a Dredd TV series on Netflix. Those articles are a hoax that started on April 1st 2015. Please do not circulate those articles.

There has been a genuine Petition to Netflix to consider doing a Dredd TV series. I reported on that and I personally know the man who started it. He has sent his Petition to Netflix now.

As ever Rebellion take notice. You don’t always see that they are taking notice but when it comes to Judge Dredd rest assured they are.

They’ve talked with the ‘Bring Back Dredd‘ campaign and they’ve shifted from asking for a Sequel to asking for a TV show.

For a number of reasons that I won’t go in to now the film didn’t do very well initially in cinemas, despite being No1 in the UK Box Office in its first week. Of course being a British Comic character the British audience was likely to be good.

Following the film being released on DVD, BluRay, Subscription TV and public broadcast TV interest has grown a huge amount. Many people have expressed regret that they did not see it in the cinema.

There was soon a campaign for a Sequel and that campaign gained the support of Rebellion, the publisher of 2000AD, where Judge Dredd first appeared in 1977, and Judge Dredd Megazine. The campaign have had messages of support from Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.

As I said in the intro that campaign has now switched focus. They are not keeping things narrow, the image above has Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime targeted.

You can sign their petition HERE

Also, if you use Facebook, you can ‘Like’ their FB Page

Frank Palmer said:

“When Brian and I first began the ‘Make A DREDD Sequel’ page on Facebook we never dreamt we’d get this level of support from fellow fans. And when 2000 AD got in touch to say they’d like to support us, it was a dream come true and the petition we started has gone on to number 136,000 names.

“Last year’s annual Day of Dredd event was our biggest ever, with the campaign going viral on Twitter and Facebook, and thousands upon thousands of people buying the DVD and Blu-Ray to show there’s a market for more from the world of the 2012 movie!

“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!”!”

Jason Kingsley, co-owner of Rebellion and 2000 AD, said:

“What Frank and Brian have achieved over the last three years has been incredible – they’ve kept the fires burning and their decision to open out the campaign to include TV AND films is a sensible one. Who amongst us wouldn’t want to see a DREDD series from Netflix or Amazon? I wish them all the best and thank them for keeping the faith. In the meantime, we’ve been doing – and will continue to do – all we can to give the fans what they want, which is more from the incredibly rich world of Judge Dredd.”

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