The increasingly successful franchise The Purge comes to the small screen in a new 10-part event series developed by USA networks. The series was written by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco with the entire team from the franchise, including DeMonaco, serving as executive producers.
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. – USA Network
Set between prequel The First Purge and DeMonaco‘s original film trilogy, this looks just as crazy and internally terrifying as the films do, playing on the darkest parts of human nature. What would you do if everything were legal for one night? How would you protect yourself and those you love from the terrors of the rest of humanity?
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The Purge will premiere Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c on USA Network with the premiere and finale episodes simulcast on SYFY.