Netflix is working on a new limited series based on John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden.” 

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Zoe Kazan, whose grandfather, Elia Kazan, directed the 1955 film adaptation of Steinbeck’s novel, will write and executive produce the series, which is still in development. 

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Florence Pugh has been cast in the series, but the character she will play has yet to be revealed. 

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The series will be co-produced by Anonymous Content and Endeavor Content. 

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Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” published in 1952, is set in California’s Salinas Valley between the Civil War and the end of World War I.  

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The story eventually narrows its focus to Adam Trask, his wife Cathy, and their sons Cal and Aron, and the drama that surrounds them. 

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The novel was originally made into a movie in 1955, under the direction of Zoe’s grandpa Elia Kazan, for Warner Bros.

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The novel’s themes of pain and recovery, love and treachery, and duty and free will will all be examined in the limited series adaptation.  

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East of Eden is just one of Pugh’s numerous ongoing projects; the actress is also an Oscar nominee.  

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Films like Worth, Swan Song, and Stillwater were among Anonymous Content’s busy 2021 releases. Foe will carry the banner after that. 

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