The Purge has gone on three bloody rampages in the past decade, all the while teaching us a valuable lesson about the disenfranchised. And with a prequel set for release, you’d think we learn what we needed to know. In a dystopian American future – not too far from our own – an annual national civic tradition called “The Purge.” For 12 hours each year all crime is legal, including murder.
Now the franchise that brought terror and thought-provoking politics to the big screen, will be hitting television for a 10-episode run. Check out the first trailer for The Purge TV series here below.
The Purge 10-episode limited run will appear on USA later this year. While the films focused on a set of particular characters, the TV series will focus on several characters including those trying to survive the night and those who are participating in the kills. Some are justing trying to make it out alive, while others relish in the kill. And based on the way the trailer is edited, it looks like these stories will intersect with each other.
Other than that, this 30-second teaser doesn’t provide too much information about where and when it takes place. We do know that The First Purge will focus on, well, the first Purge. Not sure if it is necessary at this point since I feel like we are living in one right now, but hey, just keep that franchise going if it’s still successful.
The Purge TV series stars Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Hannah Emily Anderson, Lili Simmons, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Lee Tergesen, William Baldwin, Fiona Dourif, and Reed Diamond.
The Purge is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will executive produce under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier.
Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.
The Purge TV show will premiere on USA on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.