Netflix has signed up hot property, Florence Pugh to star in their upcoming limited series, an adaptation of  John Steinbeck’s ‘East of Eden.’

Currently in early development, the series will be written and executive produced by Zoe Kazan, whose grandfather, Elia Kazan, helmed the 1955 film adaptation of Steinbeck’s novel.

Set in California between the Civil War and World War I, the novel tells the interconnected stories of the Hamilton family, an Irish immigrant family with nine children, and the Trask family, lead by the wealthy Adam Trask.

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The limited series adaptation will explore the novel’s themes of trauma and repair; love and betrayal; duty and free will. The series will sketch an intimate portrait of the Trask family against the backdrop of huge historical forces — or, as Steinbeck put it, “the story of my country and the story of me.”

Kazan said. “Florence Pugh is our dream Cathy; I can’t imagine a more thrilling actor to bring this character to life. Writing this limited series over the last two years has been the creative highpoint of my life.”

The 1955 film version only partially adapted the original novel, focusing on the final section of the book with the brothers, Cal and Aron as teenagers. The film is best known for starring James Dean in his first leading role as Cal, with Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Richard Davalos and Jo Van Fleet.