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The Purge 

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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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James DeMonaco
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2019   2018  
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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 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Rob Mars ...  Samuel the Bus Driver 10 episodes, 2018
Amanda Warren ...  Jane Barbour 9 episodes, 2018
Chelle Ramos ...  Sara Williams 9 episodes, 2019
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
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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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One night a year all crime is legal. But surviving the purge is just the beginning. (season 2) See more »


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Trivia

Takes place ten years after "The First Purge", between the first/second & third movies. See more »

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Follows The Purge: Anarchy (2014) See more »

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Gripping
6 December 2019 | by BlueSkies765See all my reviews

Season 2 is insane. It's just as good as the movies if not better. What makes it different from the movie is that we don't only see what happens on Purge night but also what happens during the days leading up to it. It masterfully shows how the Purge shapes society. And this is how this show stands out. It's quite brutal though so only people who can stomach horror movies will probably like this.

I like the show there hasn't been a dull moment in the series as all the storylines are interesting. I can't wait until the next episode.


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