The Purge

Det store horror-produktionsfirma Blumhouse Productions har startet en tv-afdeling, og deres første projekt bliver en tv-udgave af filmserien The Purge.

The Purge handler om et fremtidigt USA, der er hærget af kriminalitet og overfyldte fængsler, så regeringen har indført en årlig dag, hvor man i 12 timer kan begå en hvilken som helst forbrydelse, selv mord. Man kan ikke ringe efter politiet eller få hjælp på hospitalet. En nat hvor befolkningen styrer sig selv uden at blive straffet.

Samme kræfter bag filmene og tv-serien

Instruktør og skaber af filmserien, James DeMonaco, er også med til at skabe tv-serien. Sidste år udtalte DeMonaco følgende ift. en mulig tv-serie:

“Yes! Not an anthology… I guess kind of an anthology — more of an interwoven anthology. They came to me about a TV show, my idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks.

The idea of why I like the idea of a maybe 10 hour TV thing on this, the one thing you really can’t do on the films is, just because of mere real estate and time, is you can’t get into the nuance and complexity that would drive someone to commit a terrible act on this night. Whether it’s revenge or out of passion, but what might be interesting in a TV show is with a flashback narrative, if you start on Purge Night but you go back to show how people have gotten to where they are. Where you see a couple that’s gone haywire on this night, but let’s show everything that’s led up to this moment of a husband trying to kill a wife — the cheating or the accusations of cheating or money problems. It will be interesting to show those arcs, those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else.

I think there’s something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV — 10 hours, potentially.”

Samarbejde mellem USA og Storbritanien

Blumhouse TV er et samarbejde mellem amerikanske Blumhouse Productions og britiske ITV Studios, der har 45% ejerandel. Formålet med Blumhouse TV er at skabe “dark genre programming for global audiences.

Ejer af Blumhouse Productions, Jason Blum, udtaler:

“Over the past few years, we have been working to build Blumhouse Television into an independent studio so we can have the autonomy to work with the best storytellers and give them freedom to create the best dark genre programming. It is a dream that day is here. Julian and his team at ITV are remarkable partners and we can’t wait to kick things off with The Purge and Secure and Hold. We are excited that with the launch of this new studio, we are expanding our partnership with NBCUniversal by growing The Purge franchise into a television series and are grateful for their incredible support of Blumhouse overall.”

The Purge tv-serien kommer til at blive vist på tv-stationerne USA og SyFy. Vi ved endnu ikke, hvornår tv-serien får premiere – eller om den overhovedet kommer til Danmark. Men næste år kommer The Purge 4, der bliver en prequel til de tre første film.

Se traileren til den første The Purge film nedenfor.