The 2012 major motion picture iteration of the cult comic book Judge Dredd didn’t do that well at the box office. But because dedicated fans still wanted more, the film’s executive producer Adi Shankar has made a miniseries based on the Dredd universe called Dark Judges. It debuts online in October 2014.
In an exclusive with TheWrap, Shankar revealed the seven-part miniseries will be available for free online later this month (but it’s yet to be revealed exactly where the series will be hosted). For over two years, Shankar has been working on the Dredd-based project, which he initially called a “short film” in a 2013 AMA on Reddit. On September 28, he released a video for the 2nd annual Day of Dredd, thanking the aficionados of his feature-length film and saying “they turned it into a success.”
Dark Judges will join two other shorts Shankar has produced related to DC Comics characters as part of his Bootleg Universe. Venom: Truth In Journalism is a unique look at the Spider-Man villain Eddie Brock/Venom, played by Ryan Kwanten. The second short, Punisher: Dirty Laundry, stars Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman and shows the Punisher trying to ignore the crimes being committed around him (to no avail) as he does a load of laundry.
Until Shankar reveals where Dark Judges will be shown online, check out his Bootleg shorts to get a feel for what you can expect from the upcoming web series.