In 2018, “The First Purge” showed audiences how The New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) first concocted its annual event where all crime becomes legal for 12 hours. Now, series creator James DeMonaco shows how the Purge continues even after its abolition in “The Forever Purge,” the fifth and final film in the dystopian franchise.

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Whereas “The First Purge” served as a prequel to the franchise’s three previous installments, “The Forever Purge” is a direct sequel to 2016’s “The Purge: Election Year.” In that movie, Senator Roan’s presidential victory leads to the Purge’s termination, a decision met with violent resistance by NFFA supporters. “The Forever Purge” looks to explore the post-Purge world by following a Mexican couple that stumbles upon a band of outcast Purge supporters while on the run from a drug cartel in rural Texas.

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Ana de la Reguera (‘Army Of The Dead‘) and Tenoch Huerta (‘Narcos: Mexico‘) star as Adela and Juan, the couple on the lam. The film also stars Josh Lucas (‘Ford v. Ferrari‘), Leven Rambin (‘The Hunger Games“), Will Patton (‘Halloween‘), and Cassidy Freeman (‘The Righteous Gemstones‘). 

DeMonaco provides the screenplay for “The Forever Purge,” as he has for all previous installments. While he also directed the first three “Purge” films, someone new is behind the camera again, like “The First Purge”: Everardo Gout. The film is Gout’s feature debut after directing episodes for a variety of TV shows, including “Snowpiercer,” “Luke Cage,” and the National Geographic series “Mars.”

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As with the previous four films, “The Forever Purge” is a joint studio production.  Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes co-produce alongside DeMonaco’s Man In A Tree ProductionsUniversal Pictures distributes. What does DeMonaco’s franchise finale have in store for “Purge” fans? Find out on July 2, when “The Forever Purge” hits theaters. Check out the trailer below.