The Purge franchise is set to hit the small screen in a new TV series, EW reports. Blumhouse announced on Tuesday that the successful horror franchise will become a television series.
The franchise’s creator James DeMonaco will oversee the series based on the films, which depicts the horrors that ensue when citizens are free to commit crimes for 12 hours once per year.
The series will be produced by Blumhouse Television, which will relaunch as an independent studio. ITV Studios announced that it acquired a 45% stake in the venture. Universal Cable Production will co-produce the series, which will air on the SyFy network.
It is still unclear whether the series will launch before the fourth installment of the film franchise hits theaters in on July 4, 2018.
The Purge films have generated more than $300 million at the box office. Its latest installment The Purge: Election Year is the most successful to date, generating $118.6 million.
Blumhouse Television will also take on the role of lead studio on the series Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes. The show will be a limited scripted series and aired on Showtime.
The series will follow the life story of the Fox News founder. Tom McCarthy, Oscar winner, will lead the series.
The pact between Blum and ITV was announced on Tuesday.
“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,” said Blum. “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.'”
Since its launch in 2012, Blumhouse TV has won Emmys for its HBO series The Normal Heart and The Jinx.