This Is Not A Test…
Today, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and indie studio Blumhouse Television announced the start of production on the upcoming USA Network series, “THE PURGE”, based on the hit film franchise. To top it off, we have the first images from today’s set to share with you (Thanks to UCP).
Filming kicked-off today with Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winner 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.
Gabriel Chavarria (“East Los High”), Lili Simmons (“Ray Donovan”), Jessica Garza (“Six”), Amanda Warren (“The Leftovers”), Colin Woodell (Unsane), Hannah Anderson (“New Mutants”) and Lee Tergesen (“Oz”) star in the series that will shoot in New Orleans and surrounding areas. William Baldwin (Backdraft) and Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky) both have recurring roles.
From Blumhouse Television (HBO’s upcoming “Sharp Subjects”, Hulu’s “Into the Dark”, Showtime’s “Loudest Voice in the Room”) and Universal Cable Productions (Amazon’s “Homecoming”, USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” and “The Sinner”), “The Purge” will be executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum.
The entire team behind The Purge blockbuster franchise are on board to executive produce including Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner, and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer and showrunner of the series.
The series is being filmed in New Orleans with the cooperation of Louisiana Entertainment, a division of Louisiana Economic Development.
“THE PURGE” will air on USA Network this Fall. The premiere and finale episodes will be simulcast on SYFY.