Mr Craig will lead the cast in the project for the US network Showtime, where bosses have picked up the show for a straight-to-series order, featuring 20 episodes, reported Guardian online.
Mr Craig will play German businessman Andreas Wolf, who finds himself drawn to a young intern Pip in the thrilling drama, which is described as a “story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder.”
Mr Craig will also serve as executive producer along with Scott Rudin and Todd Field, who will also direct.
“Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is an epic American novel that pulses with the energy of a psychological thriller,” said David Nevins, Showtime President and CEO.
“His gripping and timely story has attracted a powerhouse team – Todd Field, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare, along with Jonathan Franzen himself, and the brilliant Daniel Craig who is perfectly cast as the charismatic, mysterious Andreas Wolf. Put it all together and Purity promises to be the kind of taut, long-form, serialized storytelling that is the best of premium television, and is precisely what we at Showtime aspire to deliver,” added David Nevins.