'The Purge' Is Becoming a TV Series
Lock those doors! "The Purge" is coming to your TV. The "one night where murder is legal" series will air on both USA and Syfy, Deadline reports.
No further details, including whether it will feature regular characters fighting to survive the night or if each episode might be a self-contained night of terror.
And having a TV series doesn't mean the film franchise is over: The next "Purge" feature will be released by Universal in summer 2018. The third film, "The Purge: Election Year," was the highest-grossing yet, with $79 million in domestic box office.
Blumhouse founder Cold Case Files" on A&E and "12 Deadly Days" for YouTube Red. Also look for an HBO adaptation of "Sharp Objects" (by the author of "Gone Girl"), which will star Amy Adams.
Blum told Deadline, "Over the past few years, we have been working to build Blumhouse Television into an independent studio so we can have the autonomy to work with the best storytellers and give them freedom to create the best dark genre programming. It is a dream that day is here. Julian and his team at ITV are remarkable partners and we can't wait to kick things off with "The Purge" and "Secure and Hold" (a limited series about Fox News' Roger Ailes). We are excited that with the launch of this new studio, we are expanding our partnership with NBCUniversal by growing 'The Purge' franchise into a television series."