Curious though we were about The Purge world its other 364 days, we had to wonder about a TV series without its title threat. Thankfully, franchise boss James DeMonaco has purged his old comments, claiming SYFY and USA’s new Purge will indeed purge to its heart’s content.
The twisted minds behind The Purge franchise are at it again — and so is their brilliant marketing team. Universal has officially announced the next chapter in the increasingly socio-political horror series with a new teaser poster incorporating a certain very famous red baseball cap. Get ready for The First Purge.
Syfy hasn’t given up too many details of its proposed Purge TV series just yet, but with a fourth film gearing up in Staten Island, director James DeMonaco is opening up. Meet the cast of our new Purge TV series, and find out when in the series’ timeline the anthology takes place.
It’s difficult to imagine what ground a Purge TV series might cover that three movies didn’t, but we’ve got to hand it to Syfy; there are 364 other days of the year. So it is, that the new Purge anthology series will follow life on the days when murder isn’t legal, filming alongside a fourth cinematic chapter.
It was back in September we first heard that The Purge director James DeMonaco had in mind to develop an “interwoven anthology” series around the franchise, but with few updates since. Now, Blumhouse is reportedly co-producing a Purge series for USA and Syfy, and already writing.
On the surface, The Purge would seem like a fairly singular theatrical event. The concept of one carnage-filled night a year works wonders in two-hour stretches, but would anyone ever be crazy enough try it as serialized TV? We might find out, as director James DeMonaco is reportedly developing an “interwoven anthology” series around The Purge franchise.
How did I celebrate my July 4th weekend? I went and saw a movie that symbolizes America. That movie was The Purge Election Year.
OK, maybe symbolizes America is a little harsh. It's still a great movie, though. This the third film in the series starting with The Purge and then The Purge Anarchy...