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The Purge TV series isn’t actually about The Purge

When it was announced that horror film franchise The Purge would be getting its own spin-off TV series, we wondered how the format would translate to the small screen.

Turns out we needn’t have bothered, as when The Purge makes its move to the telly, it won’t be concentrating on those terror-filled nights of lawlessness at all.

According to Deadline, the brand new series is slated to make its debut on both USA Network and Syfy next year, when the fourth film in the franchise will also be released.

And while the movies focus on the 12-hour time periods during which all crime – including murder – is legal, it seems the series will turn the premise on its head as it explores its consequences.

The series, which will be written, directed and executive produced by franchise creator James DeMonaco, has been billed as “an entirely new chapter in America’s… annual lawlessness”.

Jason Blum – head of Blumhouse Pictures – also explained that it “will reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people”.

Related: The Purge: Election Year review – third time unlucky

Love it or hate it, the Purge series has made more than $300 million at the box office, and its most recent instalment Election Year was its most successful to date.

Although Digital Spy weren’t exactly the biggest fans of it, Election Year managed to rake in an impressive $118.6 million. Well, if it ain’t broke…

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Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a828483/the-purge-tv-series-isnt-actually-about-the-purge/

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