The Purge franchise’s spinoff television series has found its leads in East Los High’s Gabriel Chavarria and Six’s Jessica Garza, according to a report via Deadline. Series creator James DeMonaco is helming the show for Blumhouse Productions’ television division, Blumhouse Television.
Chavarria’s role is that of a Marine, who has “a hard edge and a noble mission.” After receiving a mysterious message from his younger sister, Garza’s character Penelope, Miguel returns home on the night of the Purge to protect his family.
As a member of a Purge-worshipping cult, Penelope has promised to sacrifice herself “at the behest of [the cult’s] charismatic leader.” Upon making a chilling discovery about the true nature of Purge Night, Penelope’s faith in the cult is tested.
The series is being developed for USA Network and Syfy with a 10-episode order, and reportedly begins filming in April. At present, the show is without a release date.