The Purge series is Blumhouse’s little satirical franchise that could, starting off with 2013’s decent-but-come-on-you-can-do-more-with-this home invasion thriller, before going on to encompass three more films and, as reported previously, now a 10 part TV series – which, as you already know because we didn’t bury the lede, is going to be available in Australia on Amazon Prime Video.
As you no doubt already know, “The series is set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, following several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. During a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.”
“Altered”. Heh. That is straight up adorable.
Writer and creator James DeMonaco’s series is one of those rare beasts that improves with every installment, so if that trend continues expect the TV show to be wild AF.
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, with William Baldwin (Backdraft) and Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky) recurring. The series follows a number of ostensibly unrelated characters living in a small city in the lead up to Purge Night, with each wrestling with various demons, issues, and motivations that might lead them to do something awful when the rule of law is switched off.
The Purge hits Prime Video on September 5, a day after the U.S. broadcast premiere on USA Network on September 4, with new episodes released weekly.