A television version of the hit horror franchise The Purge looks to have been given the green light.

The long-rumoured series has been confirmed as one of the first of two new projects from Blumhouse Television, the TV arm of the hugely successful production house behind the Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchises. Blumhouse Television was established in 2012, but will now operate as an independent company, with UK-based ITV Studios taking a 45 percent stake in the business.

The Purge TV series will be overseen by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco, who is promising “an entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness”.

The other new show announced was Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes, a limited run series based on the life of the Fox News founder that will be shepherded by Spotlight Oscar winner Tom McCarthy.

Meanwhile, The Purge 4 is currently in development and is scheduled for release next year.

The first three Purge movies are available now in an exclusive Blu-ray set from JB Hi-Fi.