USA has set a September 4, 2018 premiere date for the television adaptation of the hit horror film franchise, The Purge. The series has the franchise’s creator James DeMonaco guiding it as writer and executive producer, with the film series’ Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Sebastien K. Lemercier on board as executive producers.
The season one showrunner is executive producer Thomas Kelly, and Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway (American Crime Story) directed the first episode.
USA’s The Purge season one consists of 10 one-hour episodes. In support of the upcoming premiere, here’s the scoop on the cast and plot, as well as a batch of photos:
The Purge Cast:
Season one of The Purge stars 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, and Jessica Garza (Six) as Penelope. The cast also includes 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.
The Purge Plot:
“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.”