Florence Pugh to lead Netflix's adaptation of 'East of Eden'

By Melanie Aiden June 22, 2022
Florence Pugh will play Cathy Ames in the 'East of Eden' adaptation written by Zoe Kazan

The Midsommer star, Florence Pugh is set to lead the upcoming East of Eden adaptation written by Zoe Kazan.

Florence Pugh will play the lead character named 'Cathy Ames'.

According to Deadline, the limited series will stream on Netflix and Zoe Kazan will serve as the writer and executive producer of the show.

"I fell in love with ‘East of Eden’ when I first read it, in my teens. Since then, adapting Steinbeck’s novel – the great, sprawling, three-generational entirety of it – has been my dream. More than anything, I have wanted to give full expression to the novel’s astonishing, singular anti-heroine, Cathy Ames," Kazan said. "Florence Pugh is our dream Cathy; I can’t imagine a more thrilling actor to bring this character to life."

The limited series is based on Nobel Prize Winner John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name.

The novel was published in 1952 and has been adapted several times since then. 

It tells the story of two families, Hamilton and Trask, and their relationships with each other. The timeline of the classic novel stretches from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of World War I.