The First Purge will be released in theaters right around the corner on July 4, 2018. The Purge TV Series will air Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c on USA Network.
According to Collider “Blumhouse and Universal will unleash The First Purge, which will reveal how the New Founding Fathers convinced a nation to put their sinister machination into practice, and later this year, we’ll get to dive deep into the horrors and drama of The Purge with a 10-episode event series that follows an ensemble of characters through one horrifying Purge night and how they got there in the first place. Set between the events of The First Purge and James DeMonaco‘s film trilogy, The Purge series offers an in-depth look at the terrifying national tradition in full swing. I visited the set of the show earlier this week, and I gotta tell you, they’ve come up with some really cool ideas and sharp takes on the subtext that have me pretty hyped to see how the show turns out”
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. Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form 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.
Synopsis “Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, THE PURGE revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.”