In a scene from the season 2 premiere of USA Network’s The Purge, an actress auditions for the role of her life — and her family members’ lives, and her friends’, coworkers’, and neighbors’ lives. “This is not a test,” she intones. “This is your emergency broadcast system, announcing the commencement of the annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. government.”
About the series: Based on the Blumhouse Productions movie franchise, the series revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. 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 stars Joel Allen, Derek Luke, Max Martini, and Paola Núñez.
The Purge season 2 premieres Tuesday, October 15 at 9/8C on USA Network.