2000 AD and its parent company Rebellion have announced their support of a fan petition to revive the well-received 2012 Dredd as a live-action series. The petition was originally started with a goal of a big screen Dredd sequel, 2000 AD co-owner Jason Kingsley met with the fans leading the charge and re-directed their goals to a live action series on an HBO, Netflix or Amazon.
“When Brian [Ritchie] 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," said Frank Palmer. "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."
The petition has already gotten the support of Dredd stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby
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," said Jason Kingsley, co-owner of Rebellion and 2000 AD. "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.”