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“The Purge” TV Series Will Document “The Other 364 Days of the Year”

The Purge: Election Year

Well this is interesting. Very interesting.

As we learned earlier this year, Blumhouse Television (a co-venture with ITV Studios and Universal Cable Productions) is currently developing a TV series set within the world of The Purge. The series, which will air on both USA and Syfy, is set to premiere in 2018, the same year that the next installment in the film franchise will arrive.

Via Deadline, Jason Blum spilled some beans about “The Purge” at NBCUniversal’s Monday upfront presentation today, revealing that the series will open up “an entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness,” one that will “reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people.”

Franchise creator James DeMonaco is writing, directing and executive producing. Platinum Dunes and Sebastien K. Lemercier will also be executive producing the series.



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  • Michael Gevins

    Sounds dumb. People will react with disgust, sadness, evil glee and indifference. The audience may also react the same.

  • tbaio

    Sounds boring. The high point of the Purge is the night of the Purge. Who thought of this?

  • Could be interesting if they have good writers on it, however I prefer the idea of a tv show with the real time concept.

  • nowaygetreal

    So…it’s just going to be a drama?

    The purge is what makes The Purge, The Purge. Literally.

  • Stefan Heikel

    As much as I’ve loved The Purge movies, it’s always been obvious that in real life such an occurrence could not be sustainable due to the effects it would have throughout the rest of the year. I’m curious to see how this show fleshes it out.

  • Rohan

    I have an idea! Let’s make a tv show about the part of the purge universe that no one could give a fat fuck about!

  • I’d rather have more Purge movies. Bring on the sequels!

  • Buddy Repperton

    If they keep with current tv trends, it will be about black, hispanics, asian, muslim, and gays hiding indoors from all the dangerous, perpetually violent, and evil white people who are taking part in the purge.

    • Evan3

      Yeah, poor white people right? I feel sooooo bad for white people.

      • Buddy Repperton

        Just poking fun at the insane level tv has gone in order to placate crybabies like you. If there really was a purge, it would probably be an exercise in racial and social diversity.

        • Evan3

          I honestly have no idea what beliefs you think I am attempting to preach. I’m a libertarian, so I really don’t care what or who anybody hates as long as they don’t hurt anyone as a result.

          But just as you have the right to claim that this show would demonize poor white people, I have the right to laugh at your over the top depiction of how this would go down.

  • Trent Owens

    so why not call it everything BUT the purge ….

  • J Jett

    i love ANARCHY & ELECTION DAY but i’m not sure about this tv series. focusing on the rest of the year (non-Purge day) seems like it may be just some boring drama. if it focuses some time (40% or less) on the weeks leading up to Purge day, showing how people are preparing (mentally and physically and with their houses/belongings) for the upcoming Purge, then i think that would be cool. but i really don’t think a show focusing 100% on non-Purge day will be very good. i hope i’m wrong.

  • Evan3

    I just… I just don’t understand. What could possibly be interesting about this? Especially if they don’t show the purge itself, we’ll never get to see the culmination of a season’s worth of plot development.

    • Evan3

      Upon thinking on it, I have to guess this will be a political drama focused on the corruption of the political elite.

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