Daniel Craig Drama ‘Purity’ Eyes Series Order, Potentially With Showtime
Escalating quality and the potential for short orders has drawn more and more movie mega-stars to TV, and might James Bond himself be the next get? Daniel Craig is reportedly on board for a new drama based on Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, while Showtime is one of many outlets bidding for the rights.
Per Deadline, the Scott Rudin-produced drama is looking at a twenty-episode order, fielding offers from Showtime (the most likely so far), along with FX, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more, though apparently not HBO. Envisioned as a dark comedy, Purity follows “a young American woman who does not know who she is, and Andreas, a charismatic German provocateur [Craig] … He heads a South America-based organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world; Pip gets an internship there in search of her identity.”
No deals have officially been signed, nor is it clear if Purity would end its run after 20 episodes, or perhaps move forward, but where should the project ultimately land? Would a starring role for Daniel Craig affect the next Bond outing?