The gang’s back for The Purge: Election Year. Frank Grillo’s performance as a badass in The Purge: Anarchy was a great addition to the franchise. He is reprising his role as Sergeant Leo Barnes who takes a job protecting a U.S. Senator (Elizabeth Mitchell) that opposes the concept of The Purge. They’re obviously looking to capitalize on the country’s concentration on the political landscape as ‘MURICA is approaching their presidential election.

Universal has just unleashed the first trailer, poster, and photos for the new movie, which you can check out below. The film hits theaters on July 1st.

the purge

Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.