Karl Urban is definitely on board and pushing to bring Dredd into the TV universe through Netflix or Amazon Prime. A fan petition got over 145,000 signatures to bring Urban’s version of Dredd to television or as a movie sequel. Urban, along with co-star Olivia Thirlby, backed the petition. Urban recently took to Twitter, responding to fan art of a Dredd sequel, stating:
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) April 21, 2016
Netflix has proven itself worthy when it comes to producing incredible TV series, including Daredevil and Jessica Jones, so it’s no wonder fans are eager to add Dredd to that list. The first film was absolutely fantastic (IMO) and was well received by fans. There has been talk of a sequel for awhile, but it’s possible that it’s being held off to pursue a television series. Economics have undoubtedly played a role though, considering the film cost around $50 million to make and only brought in slightly more than $40 million worldwide.
Be it through a movie sequel, or brought to life in television, I do hope the franchise is continued. Would you rather see Dredd continued as a movie franchise or brought into the television universe through Netflix or Amazon Prime? Let me know in the comments below!