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Never Let Me Go Drama Lands FX/Hulu Series Order

FX has greenlit a new drama series based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go. The series will star Viola Prettejohn, Tracey Ullman and Kelly Macdonald, and Melissa Iqbal (HBO’s The Nevers) is the writer and showrunner. Alex Garland, who wrote the script for the 2010 film adaptation of Never Let Me Go, is an executive producer. “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,” said FX Entertainment president Gina Balian in a statement. Never Let Me Go will air on Hulu in the U.S.

Book Prices Set to Rise as Production Costs Soar

UK publishers say the price of books is likely to go up very soon, due to a rise in production costs. Some presses are exploring cutting costs and keeping retail prices down by printing on thinner paper, postponing reprints for older books, and publishing fewer titles to reduce costs. Valerie Brandes, founder and publisher of Jacaranda Books Arts Music, says it’s highly likely that book prices for consumers will have to increase “across all formats” by 10% to 20%.

TikTok Thinks Taylor Swift Wrote a Secret Poetry Book

Swifties on TikTok believe that Taylor Swift may have secretly written and published a poetry collection under the pen name June Bates just days before releasing her latest album Midnights. Bates’ poetry collection The Lavender Haze: Sapphic Poetry on Love was published on October 18th. TikTok creators are analyzing clues that suggests Bates and Swift might actually be the same person. Do you agree? Check out the strange connections for yourself.

Octavia Butler’s Genre-Bending Kindred Coming to Hulu

Kindred by Octavia Butler has been adapted into a series and will be premiering on Hulu. Here are the details.