We’re just a few days until ‘The First Purge’ hits theaters and USA Network has just dropped the first trailer for the Purge TV series.
The series is being executive produced by franchise creator James DeMonaco and will run for 10 episodes.
“The TV show takes place between the first Purge and the last movie,” James told Vulture. “So if 20 Purges have taken place, or 15, we’re probably on the seventh or eighth in the TV show. It’s an established thing that people have gotten used to.”
If you, like us, are wondering how ‘Purge Night’ translates from the big screen into a 10-episode series, James says it’s all about pacing.
“The movies are more like events,” he said. “In the TV show, I think we’re slowing it down, and we’re using this flashback structure to enter into the non-Purge lives of these people. We’re going back six months or two years or into their childhood to see some things that might’ve fed into their decision-making on this particular Purge. The long form is actually allowing it to become more of a character study.”
The series debuts on September 4 on USA. Get into the trailer below!