Airdate: The Purge

Amazon Prime will screen new horror series The Purge based on the feature film of the same name.

The 10 part series will launch on September 5, a day after the US broadcast premiere, with new episodes released weekly.

Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High), Lili Simmons (Ray Donovan), Jessica Garza (Six), Amanda Warren (The Leftovers), Colin Woodell (Unsane), Hannah Anderson (New Mutants) and Lee Tergesen (Oz) star, with William Baldwin (Backdraft) and Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky) recurring. The series is set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, following 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.

From indie studio 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 (Get Out, Split). Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise ‎are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) 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 (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.) will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.

September 5 on Amazon Prime.

2 Comments:

  1. mateo_mathieu

    A “24: Live Another Day”-style format? I only watched the election one (mainly Elizabeth Mitchell) and didn’t watch other films. I thought it was OK, but nothing special.

  2. I have to admit I’m curious to see how the concept can be sustained over 10 episodes of the same night . The films have an underlying message of the government using the Purge to kill off the poor and I would hope that ‘s explored.

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