USA Network is about to pull the trigger on the second season of their television spinoff of The Purge, and it looks like we’re getting a few new lead characters when the proceedings kick back off! The first ten-episode event season ran late last Fall and received mixed reviews, but apparently did enough to warrant a renewal, which is about to begin production.
Catch the new cast info after the series synopsis below:
Based on the 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, Season 1 followed several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, they are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
Derek Luke (13 Reasons Why) will play Marcus Moore, “an accomplished professional with a loving wife and a beautiful house whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when an assassin breaks into his house on Purge night.”
Max Martini (Pacific Rim) will portray Ryan Grant. “Unassuming yet laser-focused, Ryan spends his entire year precisely preparing for a massive once-a-year Purge heist with his long-time crew.”
Paola Nuñez (The Son) will appear as Esme Carmona. “A top employee at an NFFA surveillance center, Esme has dedicated her life to spotting crimes and digitally tagging lawbreakers.”
Joel Allen (Never Goin’ Back) Ben. “A clean-cut, fraternity member from a middle-class suburban family, Ben’s life changes forever when he goes out on Purge night for the first time.”
Franchise creator James DeMonaco is executive producer of the series with Thomas Kelly (The Get Down, Blue Bloods).