Blumhouse’s “The Purge” TV series began airing this week, and today we’ve learned that the pilot, “What Is America?,” is now available in full for free over on YouTube.
From Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, “The Purge” is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. It stars Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen, William Baldwin, and Fiona Dourif.
Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Anthony Hemingway directed and executive produced the premiere episode.
Watch “The Purge” Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA Network!
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse productions, “The Purge” revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.