Don’t leave me: the series in development at FX

Kazuo Ishiguro’s poignant 2005 novel, Don’t Leave Me, after being translated into a movie in 2010 will now become a TV series for FX.

FX has announced the development of a TV series inspired by the 2010 film Do not leave me, starring Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan. As Varity teases, the film’s producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich will also be covering the upcoming series.

Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, stars of Never Let Me Go

Adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, Don’t Leave Me was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland. The film follows Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Ruth (Keira Knightley) and Tommy (Andrew Garfield), who befriend at an English boarding school called Hailsham, where they discover they are clones, created to serve as organ donors in a groundbreaking medical plan to help extend human lifespan. Together, the three navigate love, friendships and art as they prepare for their inevitable death.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel received critical acclaim when it was first released in 2005, and Mark Romanek’s film was also very well received.

To sign the upcoming series will be Melissa Iqbal, screenwriter of the sci-fi series HBO The Nevers, created by Joss Whedon.

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