After two seasons, it appears that The Purge TV series has now come to a close.
Via Deadline, USA Network has opted not to move forward with a third season for the show.
Seemingly, the reason for this decision was simply down to declining viewership. After impressive numbers for its first season, viewership figures were down 50% for the second season of The Purge. Added to that, the NBCU network is currently trying to veer more towards live and unscripted programming. Throw in the relatively hefty cost of putting The Purge together, and you can see why the call was made to axe the series.
Based on James DeMonaco’s movie franchise of the same name, The Purge centred on a 12-hour period where all crime is legal in the United States.
At present, the film franchise is due to end this year with The Forever Purge. That fifth movie is currently set for a July 10th release, although that date could well be pushed back due to the ongoing uncertainty that’s engulfed the entertainment industry as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.