The project comes from franchise creator James DeMonaco, indie studio Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions. The franchise — about one day each year when murder and mayhem is legalized — hatched its highest grossing effort so far with the most recent The Purge: Election Year in 2016. DeMonaco oversees the series which will be an entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness and is slated to launch in conjunction with the next installment in the movie franchise, <em
Baldwin will play Don Ryker, the Managing Partner at Jane’s (Warren) investment firm, and her boss. Handsome, confident, and powerful, Don leads his team with alacrity and intelligence. He appears to be a big Jane supporter but in fact may be standing in the way of her career advancement. Don also harbors a Purge night secret.
Cast also includes series regulars Lili Simmons, Colin Woodell, Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen, Gabriel Chavarria and Jessica Garza.
The Purge will be executive produced by DeMonaco, and led by Jason Blum. The films’ Platinum Dunes and DeMonaco’s longtime producing partner Sebastien K. Lemercier also will executive produce. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner and Anthony Hemingway will direct the premiere episode.
Baldwin, known for lead roles in features including Backdraft, Flatliners, Internal Affairs and The Squid and the Whale, next appears opposite Miles Teller and John Hawkes in Amazon’s upcoming series Too Old To Die Young. He continues to recur on CBS’ MacGyver. Baldwin is repped by Stride Management and Innovative Artists.
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