By Clark Collis
April 04, 2017 at 07:46 PM EDT
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THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, 2016. ph: Michele K. Short/ © Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett
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  • Movie

Blumhouse announced Tuesday that its hugely successful Purge movie series is to become a TV show.

Filmmaker James DeMonaco, who has written and directed all three entries in the franchise (2013’s The Purge, 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy, 2016’s The Purge: Election Year) which take place in an America where citizens are allowed to commit crimes without legal consequences for a twelve-hour period once a year, will oversee the series. The show is produced by Blumhouse Television, which is being re-launched as an independent television studio, with ITV Studios acquiring a 45 percent stake in the operation. The small screen version of The Purge is to be co-produced with Universal Cable Production and will air on USA and Syfy.

It was also announced that Blumhouse Television will be the lead studio on Secure and Hold: The Last Days Of Roger Ailes, a limited scripted series in development at Showtime about the Fox News founder.

Ahead of his duties on the Purge television show, DeMonaco has cowritten with B.K. Evenson the horror novel Feral, about a disease which turns the world’s male population into animal-like killers. Feral is published today.

Watch the trailer for The Purge: Election Year, below.

The next Purge film, from Universal Pictures, opens in summer 2018.

The Purge

  • Movie
  • 85 minutes
  • James DeMonaco