We have a brand new trailer for The Purge season 2, which looks to take the series in a bold new direction. All four of the movies in this franchise, and the first season of the show, focused heavily on the annual, government-sanctioned holiday where all crime is legal for a 12-hour period. Here though, we see the show will be exploring what happens in the aftermath, as is strongly hinted at in the tagline featured in the trailer.
"One night a year all crime is legal, but surviving The Purge is just the beginning."
The first half of the footage shows us a lot of familiar imagery. Wild masks, violent crimes and innocent people trying to survive on Purge night. But about halfway through it turns into something different. We see the aftermath. We see that the violence and issues don't simply end when the night is over. What happens when one commits a violent crime and still has to deal with the mental consequences? What happens when someone isn't willing to wait a year to commit a violent act? All of this looks to be explored.
We'll be following a new cast of characters this time around. While still taking place in the same universe, this seems to be taking sort of an anthology approach in picking up a different story each season. Billed as an event series, the cast for season 2 includes Derek Luke as Marcus Moore, Max Martini as Ryan Grant, Paola Nunez as Esme Carmona and Joel Allen as Ben. The cast also includes Rochelle Aytes as Marcus's wife Michelle and Danika Yarosh as Kelen.
Per USA Network, The Purge season 2 explores how a single Purge night affects the lives of four interconnected characters during the course of the next year, with all of the events leading up to the following Purge. The second season of the series kicks off on Purge night but dives deeper than ever before in terms of what this world looks like the other 364 days of the year. Amazingly, after four movies and a season of TV, this hasn't been touched on all that much, so fans of the franchise are finally going to get something truly new here.
The Purge was released in 2013 and spawned a highly successful franchise which, to date, has earned $456 million at the worldwide box office. A fifth movie is currently in the works and is set to hit theaters next summer. Franchise creator James DeMonaco serves as an executive producer, alongside Blumhouse Productions head Jason Blum. Sebastien K. Lemercier, Krystal Houghton Ziv, James Roland, Tim Andrew, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form also serve as executive producers. The Purge season 2 is set to debut on USA Network on October 15. Be sure to check out the new trailer from The Purge TV YouTube channel for yourself.