Prequel film The First Purge isn’t the only continuation of the franchise headed our way later this year, as USA’s spinoff TV series “The Purge” is set to bring the lawless debauchery to the small screen. We’ve just been informed that filming on the series began today, and we now know that it’ll be premiering on USA this coming Fall.
Filming kicked off with Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Anthony Hemingway (“American Crime Story”) directing the premiere episode.
The premiere and finale episodes will be simulcast on Syfy.
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 in the series. William Baldwin (“Backdraft”) and Fiona Dourif (“Curse of Chucky”) will recur.
From Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, “The Purge” will be executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum.
The entire team behind the blockbuster franchise are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Hemingway will also serve as executive producer on the premiere episode.