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Ethan Hawke Returning to The Purge For Show’s Season Two Finale

December 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Ethan Hawke The Purge

Ethan Hawke got The Purge off to its start back in 2013, and while he ended up dead in the first film, he’s back for the series version’s season two finale. Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that Hawke will reprise his role from the first Purge film as James Sandin for the finale, which airs next Tuesday on USA Network.

James was a security system salesman in the first film, which saw his home and family assaulted in the franchise’s Purge Night event. While his wife Mary (Lena Headey) and children made it through the night, he did not. The announcement for the episode notes that “James is featured in the finale’s cold open, which flashes back to one week before the first national purge and the first time his high-tech security system is tested.”