This time it’s televised. The Purge, USA Network’s upcoming series based on the popular film franchise, is set to terrorize this year’s San Diego Comic-Con attendees with an immersive fan activation and panel.
On Thursday, July 19, USA Network will open the doors of America’s first “Purge City” store, an immersive experience in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, to the public. Transporting fans into the world of The Purge, “Purge City” staff will be on hand to help visitors browse the aisles for items from emergency candles to masks to energy drinks—to help citizens stay safe and awake for the 12 hours of annual lawlessness.
Shoppers can also enjoy Purge photo opportunities and browse an area dedicated to the political rise of the New Founding Fathers of America, from the first experiment on Staten Island to subsequent annual Purge Nights. “Purge City” will be open for business at 215 Tony Gwynn Drive from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 11 AM until 7 PM and Sunday, July 22 from 11 AM until 4 PM.
On Saturday, July 21 from 5:15-6:15 PM (Room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center), producer Jason Blum and the creators of the blockbuster film franchise will come together for a special panel that gives an exclusive inside look into how they’re expanding The Purge’s universe into television. Cast members from both the new feature film The First Purge — currently in theaters — and the upcoming television series will also be on hand to offer their own perspectives on the world.
Panelists include Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions and producer of The Purge film franchise and the all-new series; premiere episode director Anthony Hemingway; franchise creator James DeMonaco, executive producer of The Purge films and television series; The First Purge star Lex Scott Davis; film franchise and The Purge series producer Brad Fuller; The Purge television series showrunner Tom Kelly; and stars from the upcoming television series Amanda Warren, Gabriel Chavarria and Fiona Dourif. Moderated by Ryan Turek from Shock Waves Podcast.
The Purge television series will debut on USA Network on Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c.