The Purge TV series begins filming; will premiere this fall

For those of you out there that have ever found yourself watching one of the entries in Blumhouse's THE PURGE series and thought, 'Wow, I wish this film was 10-12 hours long.' No worries as Universal and Jason Blum's production company have THE PURGE TV SERIES heading our way soon. 

In fact, today we have word that shooting on the USA Network SyFy Channel show has begun with Anthony Hemingway (UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF TUPAC AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON) directing the premiere episode.

The series will shoot in New Orleans and surrounding areas and will then riot its way onto our TV screens on USA Network this fall. And just to make matters complicated, the premiere and finale episodes will be simulcast on SYFY. Because, why not at this point?
As much shite as I give THE PURGE franchise, I'm looking forward to this new series. If for no other reason than that fact that CURSE OF CHUCKY and CULT OF CHUCKY star Fiona Dourif recently joined the cast. Other than that bit of casting, my interest in the show is still on hold. But I'll let you know if I change my tune, either way, once I've peeped the pilot this fall.

Along with the above-mentioned Dourif, the series stars Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen, and William Baldwin. 

THE PURGE will be executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Additionally, the entire team behind the 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. Hemingway will also serve as executive producer on the premiere episode. 

THE PURGE will air on USA Network this fall and the premiere and finale episodes will be simulcast on SYFY. Until then, check out the trailer for THE FIRST PURGE again below.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching The Purge this fall?
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