FX Series “Never Let Me Go” Not Moving Forward
Disney’s FX and Searchlight Pictures will no longer be moving forward with the new series, “Never Let Me Go”, which was given a full series order last Fall. Production on the series had not yet begun.
In this sci-fi thriller, Thora, a rebellious teenage clone, escapes from the boarding school where she and her fellow clones are kept hidden from society, but as she starts living undercover in the outside world, she unwittingly sets in motion events that will spark a revolution and test the boundaries of what it means to be human.
Originally, the series was going to star Viola Prettejohn, who starred in “The Nevers”, in the lead role, Thora. Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America) and Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty) will also star in the series along with Aiysha Hart (Desert Warrior), Spike Fearn (The Amazing Mr. Blunden), Shaniqua Okwok (Small Axe), Gary Beadle (Wheel of Time), Kwami Odoom (Death in Paradise), Susan Brown (It’s a Sin), Keira Chanse (Come Away) and Edward Holcroft (Kingsman).
Melissa Iqbal had written the pilot and will serve as showrunner. She was going to executive produce alongside Marc Munden (Utopia), who was also announced to be directing the series. Alex Garland; Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich and Maria Fleischer of DNA Productions; and Kazuo Ishiguro, are also be executive producers.
Source – Deadline