Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a night where all crime is legal for 12 hours.


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Series cast summary:
Gabriel Chavarria ...  Miguel Guerrero 10 episodes, 2018
Derek Luke ...  Marcus Moore 10 episodes, 2019
Hannah Emily Anderson ...  Jenna Betancourt 10 episodes, 2018
Max Martini ...  Ryan Grant 10 episodes, 2019
Jessica Garza ...  Penelope Guerrero 10 episodes, 2018
Paola Nuñez ...  Esme Carmona 10 episodes, 2019
Joel Allen ...  Ben Gardner 10 episodes, 2019
Rochelle Aytes ...  Michelle Moore 10 episodes, 2019
Colin Woodell ...  Rick Betancourt 10 episodes, 2018
Connor Trinneer ...  Curtis 10 episodes, 2019
Lee Tergesen ...  Joe Owens 10 episodes, 2018
Dermot Mulroney ...  Bobby Sheridan 1 episode, 2018-2019
Rob Mars ...  Samuel the Bus Driver 1 episode, 2018
Amanda Warren ...  Jane Barbour 9 episodes, 2018
Chelle Ramos ...  Sara Williams 9 episodes, 2019
Charlotte Schweiger Charlotte Schweiger ...  Vivian Ross 9 episodes, 2019
Jaren Mitchell ...  Doug Vargas 9 episodes, 2019
Lili Simmons ...  Lila Stanton 8 episodes, 2018
Jonathan Medina ...  Tommy Ortiz 7 episodes, 2019
Matt Shively ...  Turner 7 episodes, 2019
Denzel Whitaker ...  Darren Moore 7 episodes, 2019
Danika Yarosh ...  Kelen Stewart 6 episodes, 2019
Reed Diamond ...  Albert Stanton 6 episodes, 2018
Dominic Fumusa ...  Pete the Cop 6 episodes, 2018
William Baldwin ...  David Ryker 5 episodes, 2018
Christopher Berry ...  Rex 5 episodes, 2018
Fiona Dourif ...  Good Leader Tavis 5 episodes, 2018
Paulina Gálvez ...  Catalina 5 episodes, 2018


The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. Written by ahmetkozan

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What if one night a year, all crime was legal, including murder. (season 1) See more »


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The Betancourts are named after co-executive producer Mick Betancourt. See more »


Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.72 (2020) See more »

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Better than expected
11 September 2018 | by Valentijn78See all my reviews

The script and acting are good enough so far that they don't get in the way of the plot or visuals. We were expecting the entire first episode to be an extended tease of the mayhem to come, so were pleasantly surprised that it actually involved some action, though most of the episode was indeed setting up (interesting and diverse) back-stories.

It was also nice to see the plot dipping its toes into the social ramifications beyond the Purge franchise's usual standby of "people gonna die" or even "rich people gonna kill off the poor people." So it seems to be showing a lot more nuance and maturity than the two Purge movies I've seen so far.

I still think there's a good chance of this series becoming derivative and even tedious, but so far it looks good. I'm also somewhat dubious about making an entire series about a 12 hour event - I wasn't a huge fan of the 24 format. Though perhaps the season won't end when the purge does? For now I'm looking forward to watching the next episodes, finding out what happens to the main characters, and seeing how the social aspects develop.

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