TVLine is reporting that the television series adaptation of horror franchise The Purge has been renewed for a second season at USA Network.
Based on the film of the same name, the series takes place in an alternate America where nearly all crime (including murder) is legal for a 12-hour period once a year.
President of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Chris McCumber, released a statement saying:
USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, The Purge. The partnership and creative trust of 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 2.
The first season stars Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Lili Simmons, Hannah Emily Anderson, Lee Tergesen, William Baldwin, Fiona Dourif, Sabrina Gennarino, Dominic Fumusa and Jessica Miesel.