The Purge Franchise is making the jump from the big screen to your living room with a 10 episode television series.
Premiering Sept 4th on the USA Network, The Purge comes from the same creative team behind the film series and looks to follow the same formula based on the 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 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.
The first footage released closely resembles the look of the films, creepy masks and all. With a fourth film set to release in a few days and the series launching in the fall, fans of the franchise will definitely have a chance to cleanse themselves through violence. I’m curious how the formula will play over the course of 10 episodes compared to a couple hours.
Check out the first footage below.