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Everything We Learned from The Purge Panel at #SDCC

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO -- "The Purge Press Room" -- Pictured: (l-r) Fiona Dourif, Tom Kelly, Jason Blum, Anthony Hemingway, James DeMonaco, Brad Fuller, Amanda Warren, Gabriel Chavarria and Lex Scott Davis -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/USA Network)

With less than two months until the premiere of USA Network’s The Purge TV series, based off the film series, fans are getting more details about what to expect when The Purge debuts in September. Her’s everything we learned about The Purge at the TV panel during San Diego Comic-Con.

The TV Series Takes Place Between ‘Anarchy’ and ‘Election Year’ 

An American Ninja Warrior-Style Competition Called The Gauntlet Will Be Featured

Flashbacks Will Be Used to Explore Characters’ Lives Before The Purge 

A Wealthy Family Affiliated with the NFFA Will Play A Role in the Series

There Will Be Plenty of Easter Eggs for Fans of ‘The Purge’ Films

Photos from “USA Purge Activation” at San Diego Comic-Con

Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge 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 Purge is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Additionally, 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. Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.

The Purge premieres Tuesday, September 4th at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network.

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