The Purge – TV series – overview

‘Will you hide or will you seek?’

The Purge is a 2018 American action horror television series co-produced by Blumhouse and Universal Cable. The ’10 episode television event’ was created, written, and executive produced by creator James DeMonaco, who has written all The Purge movies and directed the first three. Thomas Kelly (Blue Bloods, Copper) is the showrunner. Anthony Hemingway (Red Tails) directed the premiere episode.

The Purge series premiered on September 4, 2018 on USA Network and Syfy.

‘The Purge’ is a twelve-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….

Cast and characters:

  • Gabriel Chavarria as Miguel, a US Marine who returns home on Purge Night after receiving a cryptic message from his sister, Penelope – War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Jessica Garza as Penelope, Miguel’s sister
  • Amanda Warren
  • Colin Woodell – Unfriended: Dark Web
  • Lili Simmons
  • Hannah Emily Anderson – Jigsaw; What Keeps You Alive
  • Lee Tergesen
  • William Baldwin
  • Fiona Dourif – Cult of Chucky

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