Florence Pugh boards Netflix’s East of Eden series from Zoe Kazan

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1952 book, the series has Zoe Kazan writing and executive producing

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1952 book, the series has Zoe Kazan writing and executive producing

Actor Florence Pugh (of Black Widow-fame) will headline Netflix’s new limited series adaptation of author John Steinbeck’s 1952 book East of Eden.

According to Variety, Zoe Kazan of The Big Sick-fame is writing and executive producing the show.

Set in California’s Salinas Valley over a period that stretches from the Civil War to the end of World War I, East of Eden narrates the interconnected stories of the Hamilton family, an Irish immigrant family with nine children, and the Trask family, lead by the wealthy Adam Trask.

The story eventually trains lens on the Trask family and the drama surrounding Adam, his wife Cathy and their sons Cal and Aron.

Details about Pugh’s character are yet to be unconfirmed.

Interestingly, Zoe Kazan’s grandfather, Elia Kazan, directed the 1955 film adaptation of Steinbeck’s novel. The movie was a critical hit and also won Jo Van Fleet the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Cathy.

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