The Purge films have never exactly been critical darlings, but they have acquired quite the cult following, so much so that not only is the franchise getting a prequel film out July 4th (The First Purge), but also a show is coming out that delves into a random Purge in the franchise’s overall timeline. The synopsis for the show is as follows:
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.
The Purge will premiere on both USA and Syfy on September 4th. Check out the new Event trailer released for the show today: