The Purge films have become quite a hit in the industry with each one gaining more success than the previous one.
All of them have been written and directed by James DeMonaco and thanks to the success, there is now more movies set to be released in the future as well as a TV series.
The Purge: Election Year has just arrived on Blu-ray and DVD so DeMonaco was interviewed by Cinema Blend about the franchise and his upcoming projects.
He mentioned his excitement about the in-the-works Purge TV show as well as more films which are yet to come.
He confirmed that a Purge TV show is definitely in development:
“Dude, it’s so weird you bring that up.” DeMonaco said to the interviewer
“Yes! Not an anthology… I guess kind of an anthology — more of an interwoven anthology.”
“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.”
He also goes on to mention that he wants to develop the TV show over a course of 10 hours and how the television is a better fit for the narrative of the Purge.
“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.” DeMonaco explained
“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.”
He also goes on to say that it may not be long before we can actually watch the Purge television series.
“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.” DeMonaco explained to Cinema Blend.
So, there is no end in sight just yet for the Purge franchise, much to the delight of fans.
It’ll be interesting to see how the gory, horror franchise pans out on the smaller screen.
Do you think it will be as successful as the films?
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