Thursday, June 28, 2018

USA Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'The Purge' Based on the Film Franchise

USA has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series The Purge based on the feature film franchise of the same name.

The 10-episode first season will debut on Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c. The premiere and the finale will also be simulcast on Syfy.

The drama 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 cast includes Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Lili Simmons, Hannah Anderson, Fiona Dourif, Lee Tergesen and William Baldwin.

James DeMonaco - who also helms the film franchise - created the drama. Thomas Kelly serves as showrunner for the first season. They executive produce with Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Sebastien K. Lemercier and director Anthony Hemingway. Universal Cable Productions, Blumhouse Television and Platinum Dunes produce.