On Saturday, July 21 at the San Diego Comic-Con, producer Jason Blum and the creators of the blockbuster The Purge film franchise came together for a special panel that gave an exclusive inside look at The Purge TV series. Cast members from both the new feature film The First Purge, currently in theaters, and the upcoming television series gave their own perspectives on the world.
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge TV series 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.
The Purge TV series 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 Sébastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.
The cast includes Reed Diamond, William Baldwin, Lee Tergesen, Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Fiona Dourif, Amanda Warren, and Lili Simmons. The Purge premieres on USA Network on September 4, 2018.