Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway has been tapped to direct the premiere episode of the upcoming series THE PURGE for USA Network and Syfy. The project comes from franchise creator James DeMonaco, Blumhouse Television, and Universal Cable Productions.
The franchise that follows the one day each year where murder and mayhem is legalized, hatched its highest-grossing effort so far with the most recent installment, The Purge: Election Year. DeMonaco oversees the series, which will be an entirely new entry into America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness and is slated to launch in conjunction with the next installment in the movie franchise, The First Purge.
The cast includes Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, and Colin Woodell. Sebastien K. Lemercier will executive produce. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/ showrunner of the series.
Hemingway’s credits include American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, for which he won an Emmy and Golden Globe, Underground, Battlestar Galactica, American Horror Story, Orange is the New Black, Empire, and Shameless. He most recently directed and executive produced Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. anthology series for USA Network. He is represented by WME.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern