I hope you’re ready to get your Purge on once again as USA Network announced today that they will be picking up The Purge for a second season. The first season of the series, which will be airing its finale tonight, is set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party and follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, the characters are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
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“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, THE PURGE,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “The partnership and creative trust of Jason Blum and everyone at Blumhouse Television and Universal Pictures ensured THE PURGE’s successful transition from film to TV – and, along with Universal Cable Productions, we look forward to digging even deeper into the mythology in Season 2.” Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, added, “James Demonaco has done it again: the propulsive and compelling story he crafted for Season 1 of THE PURGE truly resonated with audiences in a significant way. We are thrilled to embark on Season 2, and can’t wait to bring more of James’ vision to USA and fans of THE PURGE.“
Although The Purge may be continuing on television for another year, it’s possible that the features may soon be coming to an end. Series creator James DeMonaco, who wrote all four movies as well as directed the first three, recently stated that he believes that the next film in the franchise may be the last.
I have it in my head. I think I’m going to write it. I think it’s a great way to end it all. We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I’m very excited. When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home.
You can check out a review of the first season of The Purge from our own Alex Maidy right here.
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