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James DeMonaco Discusses “The Purge” TV Series

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‘The Purge’ movie franchise is spawning a television series thanks to a collaboration between USA Network and SYFY, and creator James DeMonaco just gave fans an idea of what to expect.

“I’d say it’s 70, 65 percent Purge Night and then 30 percent flashback,” DeMonaco said, according to EW. “We follow four what-seem-to-be separate storylines of people going out on the evening and experiencing the Purge.

The real estate of the 10 hours of the TV allows us to use flashback, where we flashback out of the Purge world, into the regular lives, the non-Purge days, of this future America.

We get to see who these people are when it’s not Purge Night and the events that led them to where they are on the particular Purge night that we are following.”

“The real estate of TV lets us truly analyze why anyone would resort to violence on Purge Night” he continued.

“So, it’s a slower burn. Whereas the movies are kind of a punch in the face — you know, these big events — I think the TV show, with the real estate of it, allows us to truly analyze why anyone would pick up a gun or a knife to solve a problem.

We really get to examine the night, and the intricacies of the evening, and the nuances of the evening, and the different kinds of people who are out on the streets in a way that I just couldn’t do in the movies.”

William Baldwin (Backdraft), Lili Simmons (‘Ray Donovan’), Amanda Warren (‘The Leftovers’), Colin Woodell (Unsane), Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Gabriel Chavarria and Jessica Garza star in the series.

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DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing’ Trailer Shows Glimpse Into Upcoming Series

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DC Universe is gearing up for the premier of ‘Swamp Thing’, which was produced by James Wann for the streaming service.

It will arrive, officially, on May 31st, and stars Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten.

According to the synopsis: “Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.”

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WB Shuts Down Production on ‘Swamp Thing’, DC Universe Drops Trailer

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Warner Bros. reportedly has shut down production on James Wan’s ‘Swamp Thing’ effectively trimming 3 episodes (down to 10 in total) of the upcoming series, according to Star News Online.

“I’m beyond sad. What a terrible decision” series star Virginia Madsen said in an Instagram post, essentially confirming the news. “We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp.”

The series is set to premier on May 31st, and although the news is a bit disappointing, DC Universe has responded by dropping a trailer.

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First Look at Beetlejuice: The Musical

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If you’re looking to get some more Beetlejuice in your life, and simply cannot wait for a sequel, because who knows if that will ever come to fruition, than a new musical may be able to give you your fix.

Yes, a musical, and yes, it’s 100% Beetlejuice.

The musical, which stars Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice and Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz, tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.”

Take a look at the video below:

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