Blumhouse Productions is bringing ‘The Purge‘ to network television and has premiered the first trailer for this upcoming series at San Diego Comic-Con 2018! The news came out during the “Purge City” event and was shared by Jason Blum who founded Blumhouse Productions alongside James DeMonaco who is the creator and executive producer for both ‘The Purge’ films and now the television show as well.
A panel including these creators as well as the cast and crew was moderated by Ryan Turek who is the VP of Feature Film Development at Blumhouse as well as co-host of Shock Waves Podcast. Also joining them was the director of the first episode of the new series, “director Anthony Hemingway (“Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”); “The First Purge” star Lex Scott Davis (“SuperFly”); film franchise, THE PURGE series producer Brad Fuller (“A Quiet Place,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), series showrunner Tom Kelly, and series stars Gabriel Chavarria, Amanda Warren, and Fiona Dourif.”
You can check out the first trailer right here!
The show is set to be a 10-episode television event which doesn’t make it clear if we’ll see an ongoing series or if this is a one time deal. My money is on ratings determining the answer to that question.
I will say, I’m a bit surprised at how violent the trailer is for a USA series. That bodes well for what we might end up seeing on the small screen later this year.
Are you looking forward to watching ‘The Purge’ on USA? Do you think that it can live up to the premise of the films while on USA? Share your thoughts below!
‘The Purge’ will debut on USA Network on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 10/9c!