THE PURGE trilogy have actually been some refreshing horror films for the big screen. Managing to have a trilogy, which got better with time, the films look to be taking the story to the small screen with a TV spin-off.
The films revolve around 12 hours a year where in America there is no law. During this time people are basically allow dot kill, to purge the country but it’s up to people to survive as well at the same time. James DeMonaco directed the films and according to him, we may be seeing a small screen adaption:
“Dude, it’s so weird you bring that up,” DeMonaco said. “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.”
To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of film being redone for the small screen, but I’ve enjoyed THE PURGE films and would love to see more of it, especially in a TV series.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
It’s already sounding like quite an interesting idea, so fingers crossed this is one film adaption that gets picked for a TV show.