‘The Purge’ Renewed For A 2nd Season
USA Network has decided to bring back ‘The Purge‘ once again, as they announce the drama will return for a 2nd Season.
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, ‘The Purge’ revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, Season 1 follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, the characters are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, ‘The Purge’,” commented Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “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.”
The series is a co-production with Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, and currently sits as USA Network’s number one drama, averaging 1.2 million in the crucial 18-49 demographic and 2.3 million overall. Season 1 was exec produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and Thomas Kelly. Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier also exec produced.
“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,” adds Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse. “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 Purge‘ Season 1 can be watched right now on Amazon Prime UK.