The Purge is back to terrorize the small screen once again on the USA Network. Ahead of the commencement of the annual Purge, here are five teasers for the series’ second season.
Based on the hit movie franchise, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Season 2 explores how a single Purge night affects the lives of four interconnected characters over the course of the ensuing year, all inevitably leading up to the next Purge.
Premiering this fall on USA Network, the second season of the anthology series opens on Purge night but dives deeper than ever before into what the Purge world looks like the other 364 days of the year.
Back to the Beginning
The opening moments of the second season premiere take viewers all the way back to auditions for the Purge Announcement Voice. An eerie sign of the horrors to come, the scene is a perfect start to the series’ sophomore run.
Everybody Do Your Share
Ever wonder what a post-Purge cleanup looks like? Viewers will get to see just that in the season’s second episode.
Unleash the Beast
One of the standout storylines this season belongs to Ben (Joel Allen), a college student whose life is changed after a traumatic experience on Purge Night. Ben struggles to overcome his newfound violent impulses, leading to an interesting look at how the violence of Purge Night doesn’t necessarily stay on Purge Night. The iconic God Mask from The Purge: Anarchy makes an appearance here — but not in the way you might expect.
Crime & Punishment
All crime may be legal on Purge Night, but that doesn’t mean those who commit such acts are free from consequences. Season 2 features a crew of thieves, led by the laser-focused Ryan (Max Martini), that spends all year preparing for a Purge Night heist. However, when things don’t go as planned one character ends up in court and, subsequently, in hot water with the NFFA.
The weight of The Purge is also heavy on the minds of Marcus (Derek Luke) and Michelle (Rochelle Aytes) after an assassin breaks into their home on Purge Night. The attack takes its toll on the couple, as Marcus works to understand why he was targeted and Michelle struggles to move forward in the aftermath.
The Purge Season 2 is executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco, who executive produces along with his partner for Man in a Tree, Sébastien K. Lemercier; Krystal Houghton Ziv, James Roland, Tim Andrew, and Jason Blum. Additionally, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form, from the film franchise, serve as executive producers under the Platinum Dunes banner, as does Thomas Kelly. The series is a co-production between Blumhouse Television and UCP (Universal Content Productions).
Season 2 of The Purge commences October 15 at 9/8c on USA Network.