The 10 episode first season of “The Purge” comes to an end tonight, and just in time for the season finale we’ve learned that USA has already ordered up a second season of the show.
“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, ‘The Purge,’” Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” said Jason Blum. “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.’”
The television series is set before and during the events of another annual Purge, centered on new characters not seen in the film franchise. The series is currently USA’s top drama.