The Purge Will Survive for Season 2 on USA

The Purge, USA's series offshoot of the horror film franchise, will live to see another Purge Night. The cable network has renewed the series for Season 2 ahead of the Season 1 finale Tuesday night, TV Guide has learned.

The Purge -- which will someday retroactively become a documentary (jk, hopefully) -- revolves around an annual 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an alternate version of America ruled by a totalitarian government, Season 1 follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, the characters are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. It stars Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza and Lili Simmons. TV Guide's Malcolm Venable calls the series "A solid interpretation of the original, with a little more expanse given the 10 hours the series has. Provided The Purge's totally bonkers premise floats your proverbial boat, USA's adaptation is a Swish."

According to USA, The Purge is the network's current top series, averaging 2.3 million total viewers per episode.

The Purge's Season 1 finale airs Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10/9c on USA.

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Nov 07, 2018
I had a feeling this would happen if the numbers were good. Now days some shows are promoted as limited series but have another season if enough ppl watch
Nov 07, 2018
Really? Wow. I did make it to the end of the season, but it was pretty bad.

I haven't seen any of the films, but I thought the premise sounded interesting. I was hoping we'd learn about how the New Founding Fathers came to power and how Purge night became a thing. But, no, nothing as interesting as that. Just a load of obnoxious and annoying characters, many of whom I wanted to die. And that's how most of them ended up. The only characters I liked were Pete and Joe, although his reason for choosing Penny was a bit daft.

I don't think I'll bother with season 2.