On last summer’s Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins said he expected to film the series Purity in 2017. That would have been in the can before star Daniel Craig would be needed for another James Bond film, should he even decide to make one. Now that Bond 25 is scheduled for release in 2019, with filming next year and Craig expected (though not officially confirmed) to return, Showtime is waiting for him.
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
When the upcoming Showtime miniseries Purity cast Daniel Craig, some fans speculated it could be a sign he really was leaving the James Bond franchise. Today, Showtime Networks Inc. President and CEO David Nevins spoke about the upcoming show in his announcements to the Television Critics Association. After his panel, Nevins spoke with reporters further and we asked if Purity would tie up Craig long enough to keep him from playing Bond again.
“It depends when they do the next James Bond movie,” Nevins said. “I don’t think it precludes him, is the answer. This will be completed I believe during the course of 2017. So depending on how long they’re willing to wait to star shooting the next Bond, it’s possible.” Read More »
After being very vocal about having no desire to get back into action as James Bond anytime soon, Daniel Craig is heading to the small screen for his next project. An adaptation of Jonathan Franzen‘s novel Purity is in the works as a limited series and Craig will star in the project, but he doesn’t exactly have the lead role. Hit the jump to find out more about the Purity TV series. Read More »