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The Purge Will Survive for Season 2 on USA

The horror series gets a renewal ahead of the Season 1 finale

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Liam Mathews

The Purge, USA's series offshoot of the horror film franchise, will live to see another Purge Night. The cable network has renewed the series for Season 2 ahead of the Season 1 finale Tuesday night, TV Guide has learned.

The Purge -- which will someday retroactively become a documentary (jk, hopefully) -- revolves around an annual 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an alternate version of America ruled by a totalitarian government, Season 1 follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, the characters are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. It stars Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza and Lili Simmons. TV Guide's Malcolm Venable calls the series "A solid interpretation of the original, with a little more expanse given the 10 hours the series has. Provided The Purge's totally bonkers premise floats your proverbial boat, USA's adaptation is a Swish."

According to USA, The Purge is the network's current top series, averaging 2.3 million total viewers per episode.

The Purge's Season 1 finale airs Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10/9c on USA.

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