New limited series Purity, based on Jonathan Franzen’s novel of the same name, has been picked up by Showtime. Daniel Craig (pictured) will star in the 20-episode limited series, which is set to air on Showtime over the course of two years. Production on the series will begin in 2017. Purity tells the story of loyalty, murder and youthful idealism, following a diverse cast of characters from STASI offspring to Oakland anarchists. The epic novel tracks the characters’ lives in East Berlin, the Bolivian jungle, East Harlem walk-ups and the California Redwoods.

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