The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. 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.
Platinum Dunes and DeMonaco’s longtime producing partner Sebastien K. Lemercier serves as executive producers on the series. Thomas Kelly also executive produces as well as serve as a showrunner for the series.