Here is some good news for fans of The Purge before you go see the new movie on the 4th of July! USA Network has dropped the first look at their spinoff series from the horror franchise, including a trailer and some photos from the show. It’s reported that the series will follow the stories of several seemingly unrelated characters that struggle to survive the night as they’re also being haunted by their pasts.
The Purge film series focus on a dystopian event in our nation where for one night a year, 12 hours, all forms of crime is legal, including murder, as a result of a corrupt political party monopolizing the government.
Executive producer of the film franchise, James DeMonaco, will also be acting as executive producer of the show, as well as being run by Jason Blum. Many other names associated with The Purge films such as Brad Fuller, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Sebastien K. Lemercier are set to also have roles as executive producers. Anthony Hemingway, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner, is set to produce and direct the first episode.
By Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, The Purge is set to air on Tuesday, September 4 10/9c on the USA Network. When the first installment hit theaters back in 2013, there was something obviously political about it. The trailers for the fourth installment look as though they’re going for even more socially conscious content, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of commentary a whole series of The Purge can give us.
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