Around half a dozen networks and streaming services such as Showtime, FX and Netflix are in talks to commit to a limited series in an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel “Purity”.
Daniel Craig would star in the project which would get a straight-to-series order and follow an aimless young woman named Purity but known as Pip.
Raised in unusual circumstances in Northern Californi, she winds up bouncing around after college from Oakland to Bolivia to Denver in a series of jobs and relationships with equally offbeat characters.
Franzen and Todd Field (“In the Bedroom,” “Little Children”) are penning the script, Field will direct and Scott Rudin will produce the project which is seeking a twenty episode order. This would mark Craig’s first TV series in the United States.