Barely a day after the broadcast of the first season finale, The USA Network has renewed The Purge for a second season. Based on the film franchise of the same name, The Purge TV series tells more stories for the one night a year that all crime is legal for twelve blood-soaked hours.
NBCUniversal's Chris McCumber announced the renewal in a statement released via Deadline.
“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise The Purge. 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.”
Set in an alternative USA (that has become worryingly more plausible every year) where all crime is legal for twelve hours. The Purge (or Murder Games) movie franchise has grossed more than $450 million across four films, even more, impressive is the fact that all four movies cost a combined $35 million to produce. The recently released The First Purge went on to be the highest grossing in the series, and a fifth installment is already in development. The Purge creator James DeMonaco revealed that the as yet untitled fifth movie would bring the big screen franchise to an end;
“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.”
The Purge 5 is set for release sometime in 2020, and UK fans can catch the first season of The Purge TV series on Amazon Prime.