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'The Purge' TV series begins filming, will premiere this upcoming Fall

'The Purge' TV series has begun filming and is likely to premiere in the U.S this fall. If the movies are anything to go by, the show is unlikely to disappoint.
UPDATED JAN 16, 2020
The Purge (2018) poster (Source : IMDB)
The Purge (2018) poster (Source : IMDB)

When 'The Purge' first hit theaters in 2013, its unique take on Earth's dystopian future enthralled audiences around the globe and led to the birth of a new franchise. Since then, 'The Purge: Anarchy,' 'The Purge: Election Year,' have come and gone, and experienced varying degrees of success, with the fourth installment, 'The First Purge,' set to release this coming July.

But fans will soon be treated to an independent TV show around the concept, that is, if reports are to be believed. According to Bloody Disgusting, filming on the series has begun already, and will premiere in the US this coming Fall. Furthermore, the first episode will be directed by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Anthony Hemingway, who in the past has also directed episodes of 'CSI: NY,' 'Treme,' 'True Blood,' and 'Shameless.'

The cast for the series seems to have been cemented as well. Gabriel Chavarria as Miguel and Jessica Garza as Penelope are confirmed to be appearing for all ten episodes of the show's debut season and will presumably play the leads.

Jessica Miesel (Alison), Hannah Emily Anderson (Jenna), William Baldwin (Don Ryker), and Alyshia Ochse (Anya) will all be appearing for one episode as well. Also in the cast are Jordan Salloum (Lenza), Ben Sanders (Arthur), Lili Simmons (Lila), Lee Tergesen (Joe), Amanda Warren (Jane), and Colin Woodell (Rick), with the premiere and finale episodes set to be simulcast on Syfy. 

The series will be produced by Blumhouse Productions, who are responsible for shows such as 'Scare Tactics,' 'Ghoul,' and 'Tremor,' and Universal Productions, and will be executively produced by the film franchise's creator James DeMonaco.

To those unaware about the premise of the franchise, it chronicles the lives of individuals who are stuck in a future, dystopian America where every year, there is a 12-hour period during which all crime, including murder, is legal. 

While most of the movies focus on murder, they do not highlight enough on how every crime is legal. Fans of the movies will hope that the series doesn't restrict itself in that regard and also covers theft, hacking, DDOS'ing, drugs, kidnapping, and a plethora of other possibilities.