James DeMonaco, the writer-director behind every flick in the franchise, recently spoke with CinemaBlend about the possibility of turning the films into a series, and it turns out that plans are already in place to do just that. According to DeMonaco, the idea is to make an anthology-style series made up of six or seven interwoven storylines that would explore the motivations behind why characters decide to participate in the titular nights of mayhem, and what drives their specific choices and behaviors.
Here's how the director explained his vision for the show to CinemaBlend:
" ... [T]he 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. ... [W]hat 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. ... I think there's something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV -- 10 hours, potentially."
According to DeMonaco, the project is moving full steam ahead, and could hit TV screens as soon as next year, though he declined to say with whom he's collaborating or what network or streaming platform could potentially pick up the series. Still, it's an exciting prospect for horror fans. Stay tuned.
In an America ravaged by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government sanctions an annual 12-hour period during which all criminal activity -- including murder -- is legal. James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family face the ultimate test when an intruder drags the vicious outside world into their home. James, Mary (Lena Headey) and their two children struggle to survive the night while trying not to turn into monsters like the ones they are striving to avoid. Read More