USA Network’s set a September 4, 2018 premiere date for the horror series, The Purge. The event series is based on the popular The Purge movie franchise and has the film series’ creator involved as writer and executive producer.
The cast of the series will include Hannah Anderson (Shoot the Messenger) as Jenna, William Baldwin (Gossip Girl) as Don Ryker, Gabriel Chavarria (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Miguel, Fiona Dourif (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) as Good Leader Tavis, Jessica Garza (Six) as Penelope, Lila Simmons (Ray Donovan) as Lila, Lee Tergesen (The Get Down) as Joe, Amanda Warren (NCIS: New Orleans) as Jane, and Colin Woodell (The Originals) as Rick.
Thomas Kelly (Copper, The Get Down) is the series’ showrunner, and Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Anthony Hemingway who recently directed USA’s Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. is confirmed to direct and executive produce the first episode.
Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Sebastien K. Lemercier are executive producing.
The Purge series will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. The film franchise it’s inspired by kicked off in 2013 with The Purge starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. The Purge: Anarchy with Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogo followed in July 2014. The film series took a deeper dive into the world of corrupt politicians with The Purge: Election Year starring Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell and released in 2016. The newest addition to the franchise, The First Purge, arrives in theaters on July 4, 2018.
The Plot: Following The First Purge movie this summer, The Purge series is based on Blumhouse Productions’ hit franchise and set in the same universe. The show follows several seemingly unrelated, conflicted characters as they prepare for a 12-hour period when all crime – including murder – is legal.