Childhood’s End: Syfy Sets December Premiere Sate!

CHILDHOOD'S END -- Pictured: "Childhood's End" logo -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
CHILDHOOD’S END — Pictured: “Childhood’s End” logo — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Syfy has announced the premiere date of its six-hour event series Childhood’s End.

The story of a peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlord who promise an end to poverty, illness and war – but insist on hiding their appearance, and their ultimate plans for our planet – is adapted from the classic Arthur C. Clarke novel.

Childhood’s End will premiere on Monday, December 14-16 at 8/7C. Follow the jump for plot synopsis, cast list and more.

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LOS ANGELES – August 12, 2015 – Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End, one of the most-acclaimed science fiction novels of all time, will come to life in the first-ever adaptation beginning December 14on Syfy. This six-hour television event from Syfy and Universal Cable Productions will air over three consecutive nights on Monday, December 14, Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 from 8-10PM (ET/PT).

Executive produced by award-winning producers Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network), the star-studded cast is led by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Osy Ikhile (The Fear) and Colm  Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness – ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance – and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there’s a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords’ intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.

Childhood’s End is adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes), who serve as writer/executive producer. Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, Mob City) is co-executive producer. Universal Cable Productions is the studio.

The miniseries is directed by Nick Hurran, who received an Emmy® nomination for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP’s content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, “Monk,” and critic and fan favorites “Psych,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and “Warehouse 13.” In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks, including: “Mr. Robot,” “Colony” (Fall 2015), “Dig,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains,” “Satisfaction” and “Suits” on USA Network; “Killjoys,” “Hunters” (2016), “Magicians” (2016), “Defiance,” “Dominion,” and “12 Monkeys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; “Difficult People” on Hulu; “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and “Side Effects” on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

About Syfy:

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)