We have some good news for all you Purge fanatics out there, Blumhouse has officially announced that a Purge spinoff series is in the works!
While news about a possible TV spinoff was broken in September last year by the creator of the Purge universe James DeMonaco, new details about the show have recently emerged courtesy of Blumhouse.
It has been announced that the Purge franchise’s TV spinoff series is now in development and will become part of the Blumhouse and Universal Cable Productions newly formed partnership with ITV studios. The spinoff will have writer and director James DeMonaco take lead as Showrunner of the series, which will air on USA and SyFy.
While specific details about the project are still being kept under wraps, in an interview with Collider last year DeMonaco revealed some possible plans for the upcoming series, including that the show may be an interwoven anthology, running parallel to the events in the three films.
“…what might be interesting in a TV show is with a flashback narrative, if you start on Purge Night but you go back to show how people have gotten to where they are. Where you see a couple that’s gone haywire on this night, but let’s show everything that’s led up to this moment of a husband trying to kill a wife — the cheating or the accusations of cheating or money problems,” said DeMonaco to Collider.
“It will be interesting to show those arcs, 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.”
The third film in the Purge franchise, The Purge: Election Year, grossed almost $80 million at the domestic box office, with a spend of $10 million.
In addition to the TV Series, The Purge franchise is set to get its fourth movie in the franchise. The untitled film is expected to premiere July 4, 2018.