USA Network has set premiere dates for a pair of action-drama series based on movie franshises. The Season 2 bow of The Purge is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, followed at 10 p.m. by the series debut of Treadstone.
Watch sneak peek/featurettes for the legalized-crime thriller above and the CIA black ops drama from below.
Based on the movie franchise, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Season 2 explores how a single Purge night affects the lives of four interconnected characters over the course of the ensuing year, all inevitably leading up to the next Purge. The second season of the anthology series opens on Purge night but dives deeper than ever before into what the Purge world looks like the other 364 days of the year. Derek Luke, Paola Nuñez and Joel Allen are set as series regulars for Season 2 of the series produced by Blumhouse and UCP.
Treadstone is an action-packed thriller set amidst the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone. It explores the origin story and present-day actions of the infamous covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. Produced by UCP, the first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. Jeremy Irvine, Brian J. Smith, Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky and Emilia Schüle star.
The Purge Season 2 is executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco, along with his partner for Man in a Tree, Sébastien K. Lemercier; Krystal Houghton Ziv, James Roland, Tim Andrew, and Jason Blum. Additionally, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, from the film franchise, serve as executive producers under the Platinum Dunes banner, as does Thomas Kelly.
Treadstone is developed by and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner also executive produce on behalf of Captivate (the Bourne franchise).
Here is the first look at for Season 1 of Treadstone:
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