‘The Purge’ Season 2 Trailer Reveals Story And Character Details

Jessica Garza, Lex Scott Davis, and Gabriel Chavarria attending The First Purge Maze during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
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The first official trailer for Season 2 of The Purge television series has just been released by USA Network, and it’s giving fans an in-depth look into the show’s upcoming sophomore season, according to a report from Pop Culture.

The series, which is based on the movie series of the same name, paints a picture of what life would be like if all criminal acts, including murder, rape, theft, and arson, were legal for one night each year. The show’s first season followed several characters on the night of the event. At the beginning of the night, each of them had their own plans but their fates were soon intertwined.

Looking at the trailer for Season 2, it appears this season will pick up during the final hours of that night and later transition into examining how the survivors of the event readjust to life after the Purge, while trying to cope with the residual trauma for the rest of the year. Season 2 stars Derek Luke, Max Martini, Paola Nuñez, Joel Allen, Chelle Ramos, and Rochelle Aytes.

According to early character descriptions, Luke will be stepping into the role of Marcus Moore, an accomplished professional married to Aytes’ Michelle. The couple’s seemingly perfect life will be shattered after an intruder breaks into their home on Purge night. Martini will play Ryan Grant, someone who has spent the last year preparing for the big event with his crew. Nuñez will portray Esme Carmona, a top employee at a New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) surveillance center. Allen will take on the role of Ben, a young man whose life is altered after participating in his first Purge. And finally, Ramos will be playing Sara, a tough cop or military servicewoman.

Here is the official synopsis for the second season of The Purge, as released by USA Network:

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“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. 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.”

The Purge is executive produced by the creator of the movie franchise, James DeMonaco. DeMonaco has teamed up with Sébastien K. Lemercier, Krystal Houghton Ziv, James Roland, Tim Andrew, and Jason Blum to help bring his movie ideas to television.

The Purge Season 2 will premiere on USA this fall. The Purge movie series is also working on a new installment, The Purge 5, which is expected to hit theaters next summer, with a tentative release date of July 10, 2020.