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Dredd comics publisher joins petition to get the character a new TV show

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Like many of the Dredd super fans, comic book company 2000 AD wants to bring back its popular renegade cop character somehow.

For years, fans have been petitioning for a sequel to the 2012 film that starred Karl Urban as the titular character, but nothing much has come of it. Now, the comic book company has joined super fan organizers Frank Palmer and Brian Ritchie, but has altered the request slightly.

Bring Back Dredd, which started as a fan lead petition but recently gained official support from publisher 2000 AD, is now asking streaming services like Netflix and Hulu to bring back the character in his own television series. Not unlike, as they point out on the official website, the recent stream of comic book characters getting their own successful series.

"The clamour of the growing fanbase for more from the incredible world of the 2012 DREDD movie cannot be ignored," the statement reads. "We call on TV and movie producers to step up to the plate and give us more, either through a pay-to-view TV series or a new movie!"

There are currently 136,000 signatures on the petition, and organizers have received support from members of the cast, including Urban.

Chances for a film sequel, however, seem pretty unlikely considering Dredd only pulled in $35.6 million worldwide after being allotted $50 million for production.

There's currently no word from either Netflix or Hulu as to whether its a project they'd be interested in pursuing.