Ready For A Never Let Me Go TV Adaptation?

Never Let Me Go (2010)

by James White |
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Before he was making own movies (his latest, Men, is headed our way next month), Alex Garland took on adaptations of his own work and others, and delivered haunting scripts that combined sci-fi fears with human emotion. One of them was Never Let Me Go, and now US network FX is developing a new series based on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel.

The 2010 movie version, directed by Mark Romanek, starred Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Sally Hawkins. It told the story of Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, who spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.

Spoiler alert! That reality is that they've essentially been grown as organ donors for transplants, and they will likely not survive the procedure...

Melissa Iqbal, who worked on The Nevers, is leading the development of the series, which is produced by DNA Films. If it makes it to series, expect to find it in the UK on Disney+.

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