This show along with the critically acclaimed Mr. Robot, is a far cry away from USA’s Blue Skies programming from a decade ago. Yet unlike it’s namesake, USA is seemingly building an Anarchy TV Universe.
They both feature the themes of anarchy, uprisings, and other heavily political themes. The TV show marks a brave new step for the often cheesy film franchise, which is also releasing it’s fourth film this July. The film is going to be a prequel about the first purge. When people are allowed to do anything they want without consequences for 24 hours for the first time.
The summary for the TV Series: 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.
I can’t help though but notice the similarities between the show’s signature masks. The Fsociety masks could pass just as well in The Purge Universe, and who is to say that E-Corp won’t make an appearance in the Purge TV show? It would be an interesting thing to see the two franchises cross paths. As the characters in Mr. Robot seem like they would not only welcome the purge, but be the first to embrace it.