Purge fans not only have the second season of the television show going on right now, they have a new film to look forward to. After a year off from the big screen, the fifth Purge film will open in 2020. Will Patton, Cassidy Freeman, Ana de la Reguera, and Tenoch Huerta have been added to the cast, with Luke Cage director Everardo Gout helming the project. Series creator James DeMonaco has written the script.
The Purge television show was never meant to replace the film series, although after the last film The First Purge, there seemed to be some talk over at Blumhouse that they might take an extended break from the series. Guess that is off. It will be interesting to see how they transition back to the big screen from TV and the latter's ability to tell long-form stories and character arcs just not available in the films as well. That is one area where the USA Network show has the advantage. Will Patton will bring gravitas to whatever role he is playing, he always does. Nothing is known yet about who any of these people are playing, so for now we wait patiently for more news. This series still has life in it, and is still a great concept. Let's hope they are not done squeezing quality out of it.
The fifth Purge film opens on July 10, 2020.
First seen on Hollywood Reporter