The creators behind the highly successful purge series had mentioned back in April that a TV series was on the way, but many of us were left to speculate exactly what the series would be about. Would the series go from movies to TV, giving us a 24-style purge per season? Would they go into the world and politics behind the purge? Well as we have learned the Tv series will take place between purges.
It will give us a glimpse into what goes on for the next 364 day after a Purge is over up to the next purge. You will get to see what motivates a person to pick up a weapon on purge night and go commit a murder. You will get to see what happens after that second horn sounds and emergency services have to start rolling to give aid to people, put out fires, or just collect bodies.
I was a bit skeptical as to how they would run the series, but I like this idea. The show will be released concurrent with the next Purge movie, so after you see The Purge 4, watch the series and see what goes on in the world and it will lead you right into The Purge 5.
Written, directed and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco, the series had been described as “an entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness”. DeMonaco’s longtime producing partner Sebastien K. Lemercier will also executive produce the series.
The purge which has spanned 3 movies and a budget of $22 million total has pulled in almost $320 million, despite having RT ratings of 54%, 56%, & 37% respectively. Purge is slated to run on both USA and SYFY in 2018 when the fourth movie in the Blumhouse/Universal franchise will also be released.