Well Guess What, The Purge Will Be Made Into A TV Series. Who’s Ready To Purge?
With the way America is going these days, you’d think popular horror franchise the Purge is based on true events. Trump has unsettled the American people and now he’s building a wall and creating the 28th Amendment.
Released back in 2013 the first Purge film set in a dystopian future saw that the president (in the film) passed the 28th Amendment making all crime legal for 12 hours. The film was generally well received and even earned a fair amount at the box office. In 2014 and 2016 spin-off films came to be. Both focused on the same concept of the Purge. Now they plan to bank on this for a fully-fledged TV series.
Purge creator James DeMonaco told Cinema Blend “My idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks. It will be interesting to show those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else. I think there’s something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV – 10 hours, potentially.”
Production of the TV adaptation of the Purge will be handled by Blumhouse Productions. Jason Blume told Deadline; “Over the past few years, we have been working to build Blumhouse Television into an independent studio so we can have the autonomy to work with the best storytellers and give them freedom to create the best dark genre programming.
It is a dream that day is here. Julian and his team at ITV are remarkable partners and we can’t wait to kick things off with “The Purge” and “Secure and Hold” (a limited series about Fox News’ Roger Ailes). We are excited that with the launch of this new studio, we are expanding our partnership with NBCUniversal by growing The Purge franchise into a television series.”
If you’re a fan of the films never fear, this does not mean that the Purge won’t see the big screen again. In fact, the next Purge film is being released 2018. The franchise is only getting stronger with each film who knows what’s next.