London, Aug 14 : The reports about Daniel Craig starring in television drama 'Purity' disappointed millions of 'Bond' fans worldwide as it triggered rumours that the actor would no longer play the character.
David Nevins, the CEO of US Network Showtime, however, clearing the air confirmed that 'Purity' would not rule him out of playing Bond in any future instalments, reports the Independent.
"It depends when they do the next James Bond movie, but I don't think it precludes him is the answer," said Nevins.
Adding, "[Purity] will largely be completed during the course of 2017, depending how long they're willing to wait and shoot the next Bond.
There might be some breaks somewhere, but [production] will be fairly continuous." Previous to that, the 41-year-old English actor has starred in four '007' films, the most recent outing being 'Spectre'.
His television series 'Purity' is based on the novel by Jonathan Franzen and tells the tale of a young woman, who was brought up in unusual circumstances in North Carolina.