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‘The Purge’ Renewed for Season 2 by USA Network

TV series is based on Universal’s film franchise of the same name

“The Purge” will continue on TV for at least one more year, as USA Network has renewed the series based on the Universal film franchise for a second season.

“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, ‘The Purge,'” said 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 franchise’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 news of the pickup comes ahead of the show’s first season finale, which airs Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

Based on the movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, “The Purge” revolves around the same 12-hour period from the films, 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.

Season 1 was executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and Thomas Kelly. Additionally, the entire team behind the franchise ‎executive produced: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner, and Sebastien K. Lemercier. The series is a co-production with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions.