In April of last year, genre powerhouse Blumhouse announced its venture into the world of television with The Purge TV series. Based on the film franchise and its premise of the annual night of lawlessness, the series is slated for release this year. Deadline is reporting today that Gabriel Chavarria and Jessica Garza have been tapped to play the lead roles in the upcoming series for USA and SyFy.
Chavarria will be portraying Miguel, a US Marine who returns to town on Purge night, with Garza portraying his sister Penelope. Penelope has pledged herself to a Purge cult, which seems like it would set the writers up to deepen the plot for plenty of episodes. Last Spring, Jason Blum revealed that “it will reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people.”
With Blumhouse on a wildly successful hot streak within the horror genre, the franchise’s last offering, The Purge: Election Year, was the series highest grossing Purge film to date. While The First Purge is set to hit theaters on July 4th 2018, there is no exact premiere date for the television series. Horror News Network will keep you up to date as more information on The Purge is revealed.