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The Creator Of ‘The Purge’ Says There Could Be More Stories On The Way

The Creator Of ‘The Purge’ Says There Could Be More Stories On The Way

We haven't even seen the latest instalment to The Purge series and yet we're already being gifted with more goodies.

Series creator James DeMonaco has told Entertainment Weekly: "About five months ago, I would have said that [I was done with the Purge movies]. Then we started writing all these scripts for [the upcoming TV series], and I realised how many Purge stories could be told, and what it is a metaphor for, and realised, maybe not?

"I don't know if I'll direct any more but I do like still writing Purge, so I think maybe, maybe."

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The upcoming The First Purge will be the fourth chapter of an incredible film series that plunges viewers into a world where crime is legal for 12 hours and all hell breaks loose.

Credit: Universal Studios
Credit: Universal Studios

In the latest movie, we get to see how the idea for the Purge is brought in by a totalitarian political party called The New Founding Fathers of America, as a sociological experiment aimed at lowering the crime rate across the year.

DeMonaco has previously told Vulture: "I was wondering how you get people to stay for the first Purge, and what they do is they start monetising it.

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"So you see the inception of how grotesque the idea of the Purge is, the manipulation upon the society. That's where it becomes, sadly, I think, very topical right now with the current administration.

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"I think of all the movies, it's definitely the most topical. It really is a creepy reflection of what's happening right now. The bad serendipity is something I think people will be intrigued [by], to say the least, and scared and saddened by."

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DeMonaco's TV series for The Purge is rumoured to be looking at how The New Founding Fathers of America get into power by overthrowing the government, however he's since revealed it will be a bit different.


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Speaking to EW, he said: "I'd say it's 70, 65 percent Purge Night and then 30 percent flashback. We follow four what-seem-to-be separate storylines of people going out on the evening and experiencing the Purge.

"The real estate of the 10 hours of the TV allows us to use flashback, where we flashback out of the Purge world, into the regular lives, the non-Purge days, of this future America."

With more than a dozen characters spread out across those films and the upcoming TV series, it's no surprise that DeMonaco is keen to look into everyone's back story in the same way The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black have done.

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Can't wait to see what they come up with.

The First Purge will premiere on 4 July this year to coincide with America's Independence Day.

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