When The Purge first came out in 2013, very few people could have predicted its enduring success. This year, the franchise is spawning a prequel The First Purge, and a TV series adaptation. Producer Jason Blum thinks a lot of that success was simply good timing, since the political aspects of the Purge films have become increasingly relevant in the real world. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason Blum)
The First Purge is now playing in theaters, while the TV version of The Purge premieres on USA and SyFy in September.