On September 4, USA Network will premiere the new series, The Purge. The 10-episode limited series is set in the world of the popular film franchise, with the events taking place 10 years after The First Purge. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we got the chance to speak with director/executive producer Anthony Hemingway (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.), showrunner/executive producer Thomas Kelly (The Get Down, Copper, Blue Bloods), producer Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), The First Purge star Lex Scott Davis (SuperFly), and cast members Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High), Amanda Warren (The Leftovers), and Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky).
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 a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
From Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, 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.
Gabriel Chavarria (“Miguel”)
Fiona Dourif (“Good Leader Tavis”)
Brad Fuller (Producer) & Lex Scott Davis (“Nya”, The First Purge)
Amanda Warren (“Jane”)