The legions of fans of Dredd, and we know there are a great many of you out there, have been clamoring for a sequel, and while we’re probably not going to get a proper follow up, especially not anytime soon, we’ve got something new to keep you occupied for the time being. Last week there was a flurry of activity around Adi Shankar’s unofficial, loosely connected web series Dredd: Superfiend, and today all six episodes appeared online. If you paid attention to any of what popped up last week, you know it’s not exactly what you expected, or hoped for, but it’s batshit crazy and definitely worth checking out.
Shankar, a producer on the Karl Urban starring Dredd, which tanked hard at the box office but found a rich second live in the home video market, also served up this intro which you can watch above. He lays out the reasons behind this endeavor, stating that this is a passion project, intended as a thank you to all the rabid fans. Again, he makes sure to reiterate that this “bootleg universe” is not official, that neither 2000 AD nor Relativity even knew this was going on, and this is not intended a pitch for anything beyond these six short videos.
This twisted take on the more warped and perverse of your classic Saturday morning cartoons—think Ren and Stimpy meets Heavy Metal with a lot of bullets and you’ve got a pretty solid grasp on what you’ll see—purports to show and explore the origins and exploits of Judge Death, one of Judge Dredd’s enemies. And there’s everything you expect to see, violence, drugs, Nausea and Phobia, snakes crawling into a dude’s nose, murderous tween dentists, and a pterodactyl crucified on a cross, just to name a few of the more memorable pieces.
I’m just going to leave these videos here for you all to take a look at. They won’t take up much of your day, as they all clock in around four to six minutes. If you’ve got a moment, let us know what you think about them in the comments below, I’m curious to get your takes.