Despite it being a franchise that really does not get much critical acclaim, The Purge series is a constant good performer at the box-office and now it seems that the creator of the whole premise James DeMonaco is taking the formula to the small screen.
Talking to Cinema Blend, DeMonaco had this to say:
They came to me about a TV show, my idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks.”
“The idea of why I like the idea of a maybe 10 hour TV thing on this, the one thing you really can’t do on the films is, just because of mere real estate and time, is you can’t get into the nuance and complexity that would drive someone to commit a terrible act on this night. Whether it’s revenge or out of passion, but what might be interesting in a TV show is with a flashback narrative, if you start on Purge Night but you go back to show how people have gotten to where they are. Where you see a couple that’s gone haywire on this night, but let’s show everything that’s led up to this moment of a husband trying to kill a wife — the cheating or the accusations of cheating or money problems. It will be interesting to show those arcs, those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else. I think there’s something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV — 10 hours potentially”
Which means then that this is actually happening?
“They’re far ahead on the TV front… pretty far ahead. Not to get into the nuance of how it all goes down, we’re talking about deals right now, money is being spoken about. Things like that. So I think it’s being taken very seriously from the higher-ups who obviously dictate everything,”
There was a talk that a fourth film in the series would actually be a prequel, but now it seems that like many shows of late, its heading to the small screen.
More on this when we get it!