Based on the hit film franchise, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
When I first heard about it last year, the creators had said it wouldn’t take place on Purge night and this looks like they scrapped that idea…Experience immersive “Purge City” store at San Diego Comic-Con
This trailer doesn’t give a lot about the plot beyond typical Purge tropes: rich people acting like the night is their playground, plenty of creepy masks, home invasion situations, helpless shellshocked people, and lots of weapons. I’m hoping the longer format will bring more character development and glimpses of the world’s normal days.
The overall quality looks comparable to the films, so fans of the franchise shouldn’t be disappointed.
Are you excited?
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