The USA Network has hired a director to helm the first episode of the series adaptation of The Purge film franchise. That director is Anthony Hemingway who has worked on some great series in his career that include The People v. O. J. Simpson, Battlestar Galactica, American Horror Story, Orange Is the New Black, Empire, Shameless and the true crime series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
All of the Purge films have focused on the one day a year when all crime is legal, and murderous chaos fills every American city. This series will revolve around what happens the rest of the year when life is normal for everyone. When talking about the series, Blumhouse CEO and producer Jason Blum said viewers of the show will see just how the “awful law” affects America during the other 364 days a year.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this crazy law does end up affecting the lives of people throughout the year.
The creator of the film franchise, James DeMonaco, will write the series adaptation and it will star East Los High’s Gabriel Chavarria and Six’s Jessica Garza.
The first season will consist of 10-episodes and it will air on USA and SyFy. Will you be tuning in to watch it?
After the success of Wonder Woman, Millennium Films was excited about moving forward with their feature film adaptation of Robert E. Howard‘s Red Sonja. The production company has now hired screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller to write the screenplay. Miller has worked on projects such as Thor, X-Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the upcoming remake of Big Trouble in Little China.
Red Sonja made her comic debut in Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #23 back in 1975 from writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith. She was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard‘s 1934 short story “The Shadow of the Vulture.”