Earlier this week, we were informed of not one but two upcoming comic book shows, an animated Deadpool show (which has yet to be named) and Judge Dredd: Mega-City One.
Man, I am so excited!
Before I start fangirling, let’s compare notes and see just how much we know about these shows.
Well, not a lot. That isn’t surprising since the news only broke a few days ago, but both FX TV (Deadpool) and Rebellion (Dredd) are keeping their cards close to their chests. Both parties haven’t even released information about the casts.
Let’s start with the animated Deadpool series, which is the one I’m looking forward to the most. Right off the bat, I am glad that the series will be animated. Considering the popularity of adult cartoons like Rick and Morty, Archer and Bob’s Burgers now is definitely the time for a Deadpool cartoon to shine.
Brothers Donald Glover and Stephen Glover have been named as showrunners, executive producers and writers. We have been told that the show will have 10 episodes and it will be released next year, although we have no particular date.
Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, on the other hand, will be a live action show filmed in the UK. Apparently, the show is already in the works but there has been no word as to who will play the lawman of the future.
There are four who have been named as executive producers for Judge Dredd: Mega-City One; IM Global Television president Mark Stern, IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford and the brother duo team behind Rebellion Jason and Chris Kingsley.
I’m seeing a pattern here.
The Kingsley’s have worked with Ford before, the three were executive producers of the 2012 Dredd film. On top of that, from the interviews I have read Stern is a big fan of both the live action films and the comic series.
I have to say, this sounds like they have assembled the dream team for Judge Dredd: Mega-City One. I have high expectations for this show, don’t let me down, fellas!
While I love movies as much as the next guy, I prefer TV shows as by design there is more time available for character and story development, this helps to create a far more interesting story and immersive world. Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, in particular, will benefit from this.
Overall, I am looking forward to hearing more details about these shows, who are going to play the leads? When are they going to be released? Are they going to be on Netflix?
Time will tell.