THE PURGE Series Has Been Renewed For a Second Season

TV The Purge by Joey Paur

It seems like audiences like the new The Purge TV series because USA Network has announced that it will get a second season. The series is based on the horror film franchise produced by Blumhouse.

I tried watching the show. I gave it three episodes and it didn’t manage to grab me so I wasn’t going to waste my time with it. If you are a fan of the series, though, I’m sure this new will make you happy.

The series revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, Season 1 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.

Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment had this to say in a statement:

“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.”

Season 1 was executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and Thomas Kelly. That also includes film producers Michael Bay and Brad Fuller. Producer Jason Blum had this to say:

“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.’”

Apparently The Purge series is currently USA’s top drama, and the season 1 finale premiered last night.

Are you a fan of this show? Does it get any better after three episodes?

Source: Variety

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