We are approaching the halfway point of THE PURGE 10 episode TV series on USA Network. In episode 1-3 we were introduced to a cast of characters. The first episode taught us who those people are in the hours leading up to Purge night. The second and third episode establishes each character’s motives, their opinions on Purge night, and plants the seeds of the conflicts each one of them will encounter. Now, the fourth and fifth episodes throw every character into new and thrilling chaos.
There is likely not a single horror fan out there that isn't familiar with The Purge film franchise. In case there are any stragglers that somehow missed the films, they center on a government program where for twelve hours one night a year all crime, including murder, is legal. The franchise has hit some bumps along the way when trying to decide if it wants to make a political statement or simply show exciting carnage, but it's hard to deny these films have done well. With four lucrative films as notches on the Blumhouse Productions belt, now Blumhouse has come together with the USA network to release a 10-episode television event. The series brings back writer James DeMonaco, who also penned the film scripts, with Jason Blum as executive producer.