12 Upcoming Comic Book TV Shows That Need To Be On Your Radar

10) Judge Dredd: Mega City One

Release Date: N/A

Perhaps the most celebrated British-created comic book character, Judge Dredd has had a chequered history when it comes to live-action adaptations. The 1995 movie starring Sylvester Stallone completely missed the point of the character and then 2012’s Dredd gained a strong cult following but wasn’t backed up by impressive box office numbers.

The character will soon be returning to our screens, though, thanks to this newly announced TV series. Titled Judge Dredd: Mega City Oneit’s being developed by IM Global and Dredd’s owners Rebellion. Describing the world of the character, IM boss Mark Stern said: “Not only is it a rich world with biting social commentary, but it’s also fun as hell!”

That bodes well for the show, as neither of the movies really nailed the mix of elements that Stern described, which are so key to Judge Dredd’s exploits in the comics. Will Mega City One’s top protector finally get the adaptation he deserves? We certainly hope so.

9) Deadpool: The Animated Series

Release Date: 2018 on FXX

The Merc with a Mouth is bigger than ever right now, thanks to the recent Ryan Reynolds-starring R-rated hit movie. What better time then to announce that Deadpool will be getting his own TV show?

Marvel Television is teaming up with FXX to produce a ten-episode first season of an animated series starring the foul-mouthed fan favourite. Community’s Donald Glover will serve as showrunner, along with his frequent collaborator and brother Stephen Glover. It’s early days for the project still, so no casting has been announced just yet. Who knows, though, it’s possible that Reynolds could reprise his role, especially considering the limited episode count.

We’re currently in a bit of a golden age of animated series for adults – Rick and Morty, Archer, Bojack Horseman – so we’re hopeful that the show we’re going to call Deadpool: The Animated Series will be able to carve out a spot for itself in the genre.