With four movies currently to its name, The Purge is the little horror film that could, and now a television series is on its way.
If you’re not up with the basics, “Purge Night’ is a 12-hour period in the USA each year when all crime is legal. Yes, all crime – although the series has so far tended to concentrate on the murderous kind.
The TV series gives the producers a chance to expand upon the universe even further, and this trailer gives us a small morsel of insight into how they plan to do it – including nods to The Handmaid’s Tale.
The cast isn’t big-name, but they all have decent titles on their CVs. These include Gabriel Chavarria (War for the Planet of the Apes), Hannah Emily Anderson (Jigsaw), Jessica Garza (TV’s Six), Colin Woodell (TV’s The Originals), Reed Diamond (TV’s Wayward Pines), Lili Simmons (TV’s Banshee) and Amanda Warren (TV’s The Leftovers).
The Purge will take place over 10 episodes, each working in real-time like 24 did.
Expect it later this year.