Judge Dredd: Superfiend is the latest entry in Adi Shankar's "Bootleg Universe," which also includes short films The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, starring Thomas Jane, and last year's Venom: Truth in Journalism, starring Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock. This miniseries is not officially connected to 2012's Dredd 3D, but was made as a thank you for the fans who supported the film.
The producer released a statement to Collider, where he offers the two reasons he wanted to make this series, which you can take a look at below.
1. The "Bootleg Universe" is about viewing things through a fresh lens. I wanted to do something that played up the satirical tone of the Judge Dredd comics, an anti-establishment British comic about post apocalyptic America. Furthermore, I'm not going to bootleg my own thing and do it in live action ... I'll save that for Dirty Laundry 2.
2. I personally love cartoons, so I wanted to mimic the look of 90's MTV, Ren & Stimpy, Liquid Television, with a dash of ReBoot and juxtapose that with the trademark violence found in everything I have done. When I was younger all of your favorite comic book sci-fi anti-hero characters had an animated series, X-Men: The Animated Series, Ultraforce, WildC.A.T.s, The Savage Dragon, and even Youngblood got close ... so in that tradition this is Judge Dredd's foray into ultraviolent kids animation!
The producer also released the titles for the six-episode series, which debuts on October 27.
- Episode 1: Judge Sydney
- Episode 2: The Angel Gang
- Episode 3: Judge Death
- Episode 4: Rico & Vienna
- Episode 5: In Death We Trust
- Episode 6: Dredd vs Death
Take a look at the trailer, along with four images from Judge Dredd: Superfiend below.