Friday, USA Announced new cast members for Season 2 of The Purge!
The Purge, a 10-episode TV event based on the globally successful film franchise by the same name, will feature new series regulars: Derek Luke, Max Martini, Paola Nuñez and Joel Allen.
Derek Luke will play the role of Marcus Moore, an accomplished professional with a loving wife and a beautiful house whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when an assassin breaks into his house on Purge night.
Luke has starred in over 19 films, including Pete Berg’s Friday Night Lights, as well as Biker Boys opposite Laurence Fishburne. More recently, Luke has appeared in Captain America, Sparkle, Baggage Claim, and action thriller Self/Less.
Photo credit: Lester Cohen / Getty Images
Max Martini will play the role of Ryan Grant. Unassuming yet laser-focused, Ryan spends his entire year precisely preparing for a massive once-a-year Purge heist with his long-time crew.
Martini starred in season one of the series The Order and the upcoming horror/thriller feature Eli. He is recognized from such films as Saving Private Ryan, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Red Belt, Sabotage and Spectral. Martini also starred in the television series The Unit.
Paola Nuñez will play the role of Esme Carmona. A top employee at an NFFA surveillance center, Esme has dedicated her life to spotting crimes and digitally tagging lawbreakers.
Nuñez recently wrapped production on Bad Boys For Life opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Previously she co-starred opposite Pierce Brosnan on the drama series The Son. Additional television credits include La Reina del Sur, La Mermanadad, Palabra de Ladrón, Reina de corazones, and Pasión Morena.
Joel Allen will play the role of Ben. A clean-cut, fraternity member from a middle-class suburban family, Ben’s life changes forever when he goes out on Purge night for the first time.
Best known for his scene-stealing turn in the hit Sundance comedy Never Goin’ Back, Allen can also be seen in the upcoming Rollers and What Breaks the Ice.
The series, which is set in the same not-so-distant-future world as the films, explores multiple storylines that take place around the Purge -- a 12-hour period in which all crime, including murder, is legal. In Season 1, the characters were forced to reckon with their past as they discovered how far they would go to survive the night.