It looks like "The Purge" TV series is already a sure thing, according to its creator, James DeMonaco. In one of his recent interviews, he confirms the possibility of a TV series and is planning for 10-hour TV series that will delve into how it all started and what drove people to want the annual purge.
Each installment of "The Purge" has grossed more than its last one so it's not surprising that it has now made its way to the small screen. The last franchise titled "The Purge: Election Year " was released early this year and earned over $116 million, making it the highest selling film of the series. Now showrunners are planning the TV series and they want to bring it back to where it all begun.
"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," DeMonaco said. Whether it started with a husband killing his wife because she cheated or about financial issues, DeMonaco wants that and all the "dramatic and complex arcs" that makes anyone want to take their gun and kill someone.
"Alright, we've done this trilogy. We see how it got to this point of someone trying to end it - this presidential figure. Now let's go back and see how the fuck all this came about.' How did this country get to a place where we were now accepting this kind of atrocity, this terrible thing, each year? I think there's something interesting in that." said DeMonaco as he explains the story that the series may follow.
However, DeMonaco also revealed that he may not direct the upcoming TV series. "I'm thinking of maybe writing or at least producing it, to make sure it stays true to what I like about the movies." he added.