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Double dose of bad news for The Purge franchise

May 17th, 2020 by Marc Comments

The Purge franchise has had a couple of rough blows, guys.

First up, Universal has announced that the fifth movie in the franchise, The Forever Purge (tipped to the be the final movie in the series), which was set to hit cinemas on July 10th, has been pushed back.

The push, likely due to that damned virus which has the world in a permanent Twilight Zone (for now), means that the movie now has no official release date, so we have no idea when the movie will arrive in cinemas.

Franchise creator James DeMonaco who wrote and directed all the movies so far, said of the franchise in 2018: “We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I’m very excited. When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home.”

Meanwhile, as we all scratch that release date out of our diaries, we have the TV series’ third season to look forward to, right?

Nope.

The USA Network has pulled the plug on The Purge series after its first two seasons – the network also cancelled The Bourne saga spin-off, Treadstone, after just one season.

I, personally, have a softspot for The Purge franchise and actually quite enjoyed the first season of the show which was an anthology series following various characters and chronicling how the survive the year’s most horrific night… Purge Night, when any crime is legal for 12 hours.

However, and it seems I wasn’t alone in this, I found the second season to be a bit of a chore.

USA Network seem to have a tough time finding an audience for the series and the second season had a large drop-off in the viewer numbers.

So, it seems on the small screen The Purge has ended and on the big screen it will soon.

What say you all? Let me hear those thoughts, gang.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….