A Dark Comedy Set in the Rockies
- Created by David G Lucas -
As an anthology series, each season of Purgatory Springs features an entirely different cast, storyline, and timeline, always using an infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy as a jumping off point.
Through stories drawn from history, yet sharply poignant today, Purgatory Springs reminds us that the human quest for vengeance, love, power, and redemption is as futile as trying to grasp water in a fist —a struggle without end.
Season One - The White Plague
Sal Pinelli, a shell-shocked, womanizing veteran battles bootleggers, the KKK, and a charlatan doctor to save his community – but falls in love with the wrong woman and becomes the prime suspect in a deadly arson attack.
The trouble begins when a quack doctor and his mysterious wife roll into town. In a scheme to bottle radium water, the devious doctor tests his “patented” medicine on the patients of the sanatorium perched above Purgatory Springs. Sal maneuvers to protect the patients and his own family, but finds himself trapped in the power play of bootleggers and the KKK.
Meanwhile, Sal’s concealing a few dirty secrets of his own, like the girlie photography business he runs out of the darkroom in the sanatorium, and his own father’s dangerous bootlegging operation. Not to mention the hot current running between Sal and the doctor’s enigmatic wife.