‘The Purge’ Will Return for a Second Season on USA Network

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Jessica Garza as Penelope and Fiona Dourif as Good Leader Tavis in ‘The Purge’ (Photo by Patti Perret / USA Network)

Just hours ahead of the season one finale, USA Network has officially confirmed The Purge will return for a second season. The horror series based on the popular film franchise has been averaging 1.2 million viewers in the 18-49 age group and is ranked as the network’s #1 drama.

The Purge series comes from Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions. The film franchise creator James DeMonaco created the series and executive produces with Thomas Kelly, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Sebastien K. Lemercier.

“James DeMonaco has done it again: the propulsive and compelling story he crafted for Season 1 of The Purge truly resonated with audiences in a significant way,” said Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse. “We are thrilled to embark on Season 2, and can’t wait to bring more of James’ vision to USA and fans of The Purge.”

“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, The Purge,” stated Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “The partnership and creative trust of Jason Blum and everyone at Blumhouse Television and Universal Pictures ensured The Purge‘s successful transition from film to TV – and, along with Universal Cable Productions, we look forward to digging even deeper into the mythology in Season 2.”

The season one finale airs on November 6, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.

The Purge Plot:

“Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, Season 1 follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, the characters are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.”