Never Let Me Go has officially been given the greenlight to be adapted as a series on Hulu. This comes after a previous film adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro science-fiction novel that starred Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Andrew Garfield. The Nevers writer Melissa Iqbal is set to pen the pilot, be an executive producer, and serve as showrunner. Marc Munden is set to direct and also serve as an executive producer. The series will be produced by DNA Productions.
The Nevers, Viola Prettejohn is set to play the lead character in the new series. She will be portraying a character named Thora, a rebellious teenage clone from a mysterious boarding school alongside various other clones. After escaping and entering the outside world, her presence will be the catalyst for a revolution and ask questions about what it means to be human.
Alongside Prettejohn, the cast is set to include Tracey Ullman and Kelly Macdonald in lead roles. As well, they’ll be joined by an ensemble cast of Aiysha Hart, Spike Fearn, Shaniqua Okwok, Gary Beadle, Kwami Odoom, Susan Brown, Keira Chanse, and Edward Holcroft.
In a press release announcement about Never Let Me Go, this is what FX Entertainment president Gina Balian had to say about the new series.
Never Let Me Go is a modern science fiction classic that Melissa Iqbal and the creative team have brilliantly adapted for FX as a drama exploring timely and unsettling themes on life and the ethics of technology. We are honored to partner with Andrew (Macdonald) and Allon (Reich) at DNA Productions, Searchlight Television, Alex Garland, Marc Munden, Kazuo Ishiguro and the incredible cast on this exciting new project.Gina Balian
No official word has been made for a timeline on when to expect Never Let Me Go to arrive on Hulu.