The Purge Getting A Television Series

October 2, 2016


Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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The Purge: Election Year‘ has just arrived on VOD and will be out on DVD on October 4th. We may soon see more of ‘The Purge’ in a different media. News has now come that the franchise will soon be adapted for a television series.  There’s more good news, the franchise’s creator, writer and director, James DeMonaco, will be along for the ride.



In an interview with CinemaBlend, DeMonaco explained the new series.
Yes! Not an anthology…I guess kind of an anthology – more of an interwoven anthology. They came to me about a TV show, my idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I wold intercut them, use flashbacks.”
DeMonaco continued on to elaborate on his ideas for the series.
The idea of why I like the idea of a maybe 10 hour TV thing on this, the one thing you really can’t do on the films is, just because of mere real estate and time, is you can’t get into the nuance and complexity that would drive someone to commit a terrible act on this night. Whether it’s revenge or out of passion, but 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. 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.”
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There is a lot of potential for a ‘Purge’ series and television is definitely trending towards horror these days. And for that we’re thankful.  Would you watch a series based on ‘The Purge’? Let us know. Be sure to rent or pick up your copy of ‘The Purge: Election Year’ on October 4th.

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