The Purge is perhaps one of the greatest concepts in movie history. What if for one day, all crime was legal? And now that concept is being brought to the small screen.
A television series set in The Purge universe will start filming this April. Unlike the films that focus on one specific “Purge” day, the TV series will show how society functions the rest of the day during the year and how the events of the crime free day affect ordinary citizens.
“We’re working on kind of exploring what it’s like to live the rest of the year in a world where you can kill someone on a certain day of the year,” said Purge producer Jason Blum. “It definitely makes you think twice if you’re driving and you give someone the finger or something like that. So we’re definitely thinking about different things that might happen in a society where killing was legal 12 hours a year.”
The new series is filming in New Orleans, but it’s unknown if that’s where the new series will take place.
But before the show comes out, there’s another Purge film coming out this summer called The First Purge that will examine how the crime free day began.
Let’s just hope no politicians get any ideas from all of this.