The Purge was an eccentric and really different movie by James DeMonaco. The 2013 horror movie tried to answer the question “What would American people do if any kind of crime was legal to commit for 12 hours?”. With stars like Ethan Hawke and Lena Headery, The Purge takes place in dystopian future where the government of United States had an annual tradition that lets people to do whatever they want for a 12-hour period.
The movie was made with a tiny budget of $3 million and it earned $90 million wordlwide. This ended up with two sequels being made: The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year . Frank Grillo was starring in Purge 2 and 3 movies and invited the audiences to spend more time on the streets where the real “action” happens.
Both movies improved upon their prdecessors which made it inevitable for the franchise to expand. DeMonaco was asked during his interview with Cinema Blend about a possible move of The Purge to TV and he stated it is actually happening:
“Dude, it’s so weird you bring that up. 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.”