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The films in The Purge franchise have, for many, been up and down in terms of their quality. However, it looks like confidence in the success of The Purge as a franchise is still high amongst people like Jason Blum because content within this series is still being created. Indeed, a new TV show titled The Purge recently premiered.
One of the things that Fiona Dourif talked about was how she became involved with The Purge TV series in the first place:
“As years pass, I feel like the time they give you to audition just gets shorter and shorter. I was leaving a job in New York City and going to a convention the next day – this thing in Dallas, where all these genre fans get together – and they were like, ‘Put this self-tape in by tomorrow morning at 8am.’ I was like, ‘I’ve gotta pack. I can’t do it.’ And then, I read it and I was like, ‘Fuck, I really, really want to play a cult leader.’ The writing flowed.”
“Oftentimes, auditions are really difficult, if it’s not how you would imagine someone talking, but I thought (showrunner) Tom Kelly did a really good job. I taped it an hour after I got it, and then I was cast the next day, and on a plane a day later.”
Fiona Dourif also gave some comments on how familiar she was with The Purge movies before making the show:
“I had seen the first one, and I had seen most of the second one. I like the general concept and I thought they were really ambitious, in a cool way. I feel like the TV show also deals with all of the big issues of The Purge, with class, poverty, race, and all that, but is a little less didactic. I really liked that about it. I felt like it was ultimately just a fun, scary ride while it makes you think about these bigger issues, scurrying around them, which is cool.”
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