The Purge Season 2 trailer: What happens in the long year between Purge nights?

THE PURGE -- "This Is Not A Test" Episode 201 -- Pictured: Derek Luke as Marcus -- (Photo by: Alfonso Bresciani/USA Network)
THE PURGE -- "This Is Not A Test" Episode 201 -- Pictured: Derek Luke as Marcus -- (Photo by: Alfonso Bresciani/USA Network) /

Season 2 of USA’s The Purge will explore ideas never before tackled in the franchise. What happens in the year between purges? Check out the new trailer!

USA has finally dropped the official full-length trailer for the upcoming second season of The Purge. Does what happens on Purge night truly stay on Purge night after all?

In a surprising twist, the upcoming season will finally focus on what happens after Purge night is over. Can all those violent urges simply vanish when the dawn rises?

Apparently not. The big theme of this season will be how our new group of characters contend with unresolved Purge night trauma and the demons unleashed by all the bloodshed.

Marcus (Derek Luke) and Michelle Moore (Rochelle Aytes) are terrorized on Purge night by a potential assassin. The trailer hints that whoever is after them isn’t going to stop just because the night is over. We see Luke having to dodge a car that appears to be aiming directly at him.

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It also looks like Joel Allen’s character, Ben, is going to struggle intensely with violent urges. Ben is traumatized by witnessing something horrific on Purge night. His girlfriend, Kelen (Danika Yarosh) is the character that pontificates on how far the influence of Purge night truly reaches.

We are also introduced to Paola Nuñez’s character, Esme Carmona, an NFFA surveillance center employee. It appears Esme will have a major role. There are several sequences of surveillance footage being used to monitor the city.

Esme is a major proponent of the Purge as she believes people would act far more violent on a regular basis without it. The Moore’s might disagree with her!

These differing ideologies offer a distinctive and fresh take on a franchise that has already spawned four movies (with a fifth in the works) and ten episodes.

Also, as an added heads-up, if you haven’t watched the first season yet, you can now do so on Hulu!

Watch the trailer for yourself here. A special shoutout goes to whoever decided to add in the awesome cover of “Blood on the Risers” overlaying the trailer.

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Season 2 of The Purge will premiere on October 15, 2019.