By: Bollywood Fever
Netflix is developing a new limited series adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden,".
The series, which is still in early development, will be written and executive produced by Zoe Kazan, whose grandfather, Elia Kazan, helmed the 1955 film adaptation of Steinbeck's novel.
Published in 1952, Steinbeck's "East of Eden" is set in California's Salinas Valley over a period that stretches from the Civil War to the end of World War I.
The story eventually narrows its focus to the Trask family and the drama surrounding Adam, his wife Cathy and their sons Cal and Aron.
Elia Kazan's film adaptation only partially adapted the original novel, focusing on the book's final section with 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.
The film was well-received critically and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture, with Fleet winning best-supporting actress for her role as Cathy.