USA Network and Blumhouse have revealed the first teaser trailer for The Purge season 2. The highly successful horror movie series was brought to the small screen for the first time last year. That went well enough to earn another season, but this time around, it isn't going to be business as usual. Instead, we're going to finally see what comes of all this violence the rest of the year. Can people really just go back to being neighbors and friends with those who have the capacity to kill? We're going to find out.
The teaser is extremely brief, clocking in at just 20 seconds. Though, it does set the stage for what's coming. We see a lot of familiar imagery. Costumed violence and people getting prepared in an attempt to say safe with bolstered security in their homes. Yet, we see a few things that are kind of new. Bodies on stretchers the morning after. Cleaning blood off of cars. The fallout from 12 hours of government-sanctioned violence must be truly something to behold. The tagline in the trailer promises it's not all going to go smoothly.
"What happens on Purge night doesn't stay on Purge night."
No cast members from season 1 have been confirmed. However, we will see some new additions in the form of Derek Luke (13 Reasons Why), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Paola Nunez (The Son) and Joel Allen (Never Goin' Back.) The Purge season 2, per the network, will explore how a single Purge night affects the lives of four interconnected characters over the course of the ensuing year, all inevitably leading up to the next Purge. Blumhouse Productions head Jason Blum echoed much in a tweet when sharing the teaser.
"The new season of ThePurge has something we've never shown before: what happens the rest of the year."
To date, The Purge franchise has done incredibly well on the big screen. Starting with the first movie, which was released in 2013, the four entries have grossed a combined $456 million at the global box office. Writer and franchise creator James DeMonaco, who has directed several entries in the series, is currently developing The Purge 5, which is set to arrive in theaters next summer. This will be the first sequel in the series since 2016's Election Year, as last year's The First Purge was a prequel.
James DeMonaco serves as an executive producer alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier, on behalf of Man in a Tree. Krystal Houghton Ziv, James Roland, Tim Andrew, and Jason Blum also serve as executive producers. Additionally, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Thomas Kelly are producing on behalf of Platinum Dunes. The Purge season 2 does not yet have a premiere date set, but the show will return this fall for a ten-episode run. Be sure to check out the new trailer from The Purge TV YouTube channel for yourself.