FX is developing a series based on “Never Let Me Go,” the 2010 Searchlight Pictures film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, Variety has learned. Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich, who served as producers on the original film, will executive produce the series.

The 2010 film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland and starred Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. Directed by Mark Romanek. It 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 for the sole purpose of organ donation to help extend the human lifespan.

“Never Let Me Go” was received positively by critics, with Variety praising the cast for their commitment to the material, Romanek for his “gift for texture and tone” and Garland for “raising philosophical questions about science and the soul that trace all the way back to Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein.’”

Melissa Iqbal is set as a writer for the series adaptation. She is best known for writing on “The Nevers,” the HBO science fiction drama from Joss Whedon, with other credits including the YouTube original series “Origin” and AMC’s “Humans.”

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