FX and Hulu have confirmed the first cast announcements for the TV adaption of Never Let Me Go, with stars from The Witcher and Line of Duty in leading roles.
The show, which is based on the novel of the same name, will see Viola Prettejohn (The Witcher, The Nevers) take on the main role of Thora, a teen clone with a rebellious nature who breaks free from a boarding school that attempts to keel the clones hidden away, according to Deadline.
However, without realising it, when she gets into the real world and had to live under the radar, her official description teases that “she unwittingly sets in motion events that will spark a revolution and test the boundaries of what it means to be human”.
Line of Duty’s Kelly Macdonald will also be starring in the series alongside Prettejohn, as will Tracey Ullman. They will also be joined by the likes of Aiysha Hart, Spike Fearn, Shaniqua Okwok, Gary Beadle (Wheel of Time), Kwami Odoom (Death in Paradise), Susan Brown (It’s a Sin), Keira Chanse and Edward Holcroft (Kingsman).
The show will be written by The Nevers writer Melissa Iqbal and will air on Hulu in the US and Disney+ internationally.
In a statement, FX Entertainment president Gina Balian described Never Let Me Go as being “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”.
You may remember that the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro was previously adapted into a film back in 2010, starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield.
Ishiguro’s dystopian story is set in an alternate realty where human cloning has been authorised, taking place during the 1990s in England.