Plot of Purge TV Series Revealed

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May 15, 2017, 4:32 PM EDT

The hit horror franchise The Purge is coming to the small screen in the form of a new series at Syfy and USA, and now we know a little more about what it will focus on. Turns out, not actually The Purge. At least, not exactly.

Deadline reports The Purge series will serve as an “entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness.” In addition to showing a Purge, it will “reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people.” So, basically, it’s set in the world of the Purge and focuses on how this night of lawlessness came to be, and the effect it has on society. It’s an interesting direction to take, and if they pull it off, it could fill in some of the biggest gaps in the franchise. Like, you know, how the heck this actually works in a society — and how it almost certainly screws people up.

But don’t worry — it’ll still be true to what Purge fans have come to know and love. The show is being written, directed and executive-produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco. The series will also run as a lead-up to a new Purge film in 2018, because (you know) synergy.

Are you planning on checking this one out? Do you think this premise can carry a series?

(Via Deadline)