Don’t bet against Blumhouse right, they are currently on a hot winning streak both on the small and big screen.
USA’s The Purge Series has just been picked up for a second season.
“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, ‘The Purge,’” said Chris McCumber, president of 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 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.
Season 1 was executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and Thomas Kelly.
The series is currently USA’s top drama, averaging 1.2 million viewers per episode.
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