I haven't been loving IDW's take on Dredd, so here's hoping it becomes less complicated/weird and more...Dredd like. I enjoy Dredd too much not to give this series a shot.
Also, I'm not sure how I feel about his facial hair. It kind of looks cool (Santa with a lawmaker), but I don't think he would grow a beard. As I recall, Dredd didn't like another Judge because he had a mustache (I cant remember which Prog, but there was a judge who felt discriminated against because of his mustache. I think it was during the Judge Child epic if I'm not mistaken).
I do like a Dredd story in the Cursed Earth though, and if this has a Mad Max vibe, I'm down.