USA Network has picked up a second season of The Purge, their hour-long drama series based on the movie franchise of the same name from Blumhouse Television. The renewal comes mere hours before the show’s first season finale is set to air on the network.
“James Demonaco has done it again: the propulsive and compelling story he crafted for Season 1 of The Purge truly resonated with audiences in a significant way,” said Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse. “We are thrilled to embark on Season 2, and can’t wait to bring more of James’ vision to USA and fans of The Purge.”
“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, The Purge,” added 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 Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
The drama series, which was developed for television by film franchise creator James DeMonaco, is produced by Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dune and Universal Cable Productions and stars Hannah Anderson, William Baldwin, Gabriel Chavarria, Fiona Dourif, Jessica Garza, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Amanda Warren and Colin Woodell. Amazon Prime Video is the UK broadcaster.