James Bond's Daniel Craig takes aim at new Showtime series
While his future as James Bond is one of constant speculation, one thing is for certain, Daniel Craig has a new gig.
Showtime announced today that it’s ordered the series Purity. Craig will star in as well as executive produce the show. The series, which will be limited to 20 episodes, is based on the Jonathan Franzen novel about the interconnected stories of a diverse group of people.
In a statement, David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime, said they plan for Purity to be “long-form, serialized storytelling.”
Whether this means the end for Craig as 007, it’s unlikely that his involvement with this show will have any influence on that. The next in the franchise, Bond 25, won’t be in theaters for at least two more years, and the actor is under contract for five Bond movies (he’s done four).
Production on Purity is set to begin in 2017.