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USA Network orders a second season of The Purge

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Tonight at 10pm, USA Network will be airing the season finale of The Purge, their television series that takes place in the world of the feature films THE PURGE, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, and THE FIRST PURGE. A couple weeks ago, Purge franchise creator James DeMonaco mentioned that he's considering writing another sequel that will "end it all", leading me to assume that the television series might be a one and done... but that's not the case.

Just hours before the first season of The Purge ends, USA has announced that they have ordered a second season of the show.

Like the films, the series takes place during

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.

A co-production of Jason Blum's Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, The Purge series is executive produced by DeMonaco, Blum, Thomas Kelly, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Sebastien K. Lemercier.

Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, had this to say about The Purge:

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."

Blum added: 

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."

I still need to catch up on the show (and THE FIRST PURGE), but I enjoyed the first three films, so I'm glad to hear that there's going to be more Purge coming our way.
 

Source: Variety

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