“The Purge” Renewed for Season 2

The dystopian thriller based on James DeMonaco’s movie franchise will continue for another year. 

The Purge has been picked up for a second season just before its first-season finale. The horror series co-produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions centers on a 12-hour period filled with crime in an America ruled by a totalitarian regime.

“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise The Purge,” Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement. “The partnership and creative trust of [executive producer] 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 two.”

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

The series has enjoyed an impressive viewership and has earned the coveted title of USA’s most-watched drama. According to Variety, the series is averaging 2.3 million total viewers per episode.