Comic-Con 2018: The Purge TV Show Trailer Sets Up A Night Of Mayhem

The urge to Purge.

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Now Playing: The Purge (TV Series) - Official Comic-Con Trailer | SDCC 2018

The Purge series is one of the most successful horror franchises of recent years, with more than $399 million earned at the worldwide box office to date. The fourth movie--The First Purge--is currently in theaters and September will see the premiere of the new TV spin-off. It's simply titled The Purge, and a new trailer was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer is a good reminder of exactly what happens during the annual Purge night, where all laws are suspended and citizens are encouraged to act out their most violent and criminal impulses with no consequences. It looks like it'll be the same mix of violent thrills and social satire that has made the films so popular. Check it out above.

The Purge premieres on the USA Network on September 4, 2018, and will run for 10 episodes. It's written by franchise creator James DeMonaco and executively produced Jason Blum, the man behind such other horror hits as Get Out, Insidious, and Paranormal Activity. The cast includes Gabriel Chavarria (War for the Planet of the Apes), Hannah Emily Anderson (Jigsaw), Reed Diamond (Designated Survivor), and Amanda Warren (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri). For more, check out our guide to everything we know so far about The Purge TV show.

The series takes place between the events of the second and third movies, namely The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. At the SDCC panel, director Anthony Hemmingway and producer Thomas Kelly spoke about the freedom they were given with the series, and if it was necessary to see the movies beforehand.

"It was like having your own art project. Anything was possible. We were able to tap into a lot of things in today's social climate and paint them on this big canvas," Hemmingway said. Kelly added: "The good thing with the series is that you don't have to see any of the movies to get into this TV show, but if you are a fan of the movies, we paid you respect and have easter eggs popping in the episodes."

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