A series adaptation based on the 2010 Searchlight Pictures film “Never Let Me Go” is in development at FX.
The original film was adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name and starred Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. The story follows Kathy (Mulligan), Ruth (Knightley) and Tommy (Garfield), who meet as childhood friends at an English boarding school called Hailsham and learn that they are clones, created to serve as organ donors in a “breakthrough” medical plan to help extend the human lifespan. Together, the three navigate love, friendships and art while preparing for their inevitable deaths. The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland.
Melissa Iqbal (The Nevers) will write the series adaptation.
Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich, who served as producers on the original film, will executive produce the series. DNA Films & TV, run by Macdonald and Reich, produces the series in association with FX productions and Searchlight Television. Iqbal also executive produces.
In addition to airing on FX, the series is also expected to stream on Hulu in the United States and release on Disney+ internationally as a Star Original.