I hate to call it a series – although I guess technically that is exactly what it is. But – even the host network – USA Network – has decided to label it a 10 episode event. I’m talking about the rather surprising fact that soon, very soon actually, we will all be treated to a small screen onslaught of a story set in The Purge universe. Going to be a big summer for Purge fans as this upcoming Holiday week also brings us the next chapter in the theatrical domain with the rollout of The First Purge but – this story is about the TV Event so – let’s have a look, shall we?
Looks like they are pretty much sticking to the theatrical formula but- what else should we expect, right? The official synopsis confirms this fact. “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.” A pretty kick ass cast – Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen, William Baldwin, and Fiona Dourif will all either be participating in or hiding from The Purge for the small screen. Sept. 4th is when this bad boy rolls out on USA Network. The premiere and final episodes will also be simulcast on SyFy Channel. Let The Purge commence!