While watching Childhood’s End (Syfy, Mon-Wed, 8/7C), I was reminded yet again of Arthur C. Clarke’s famous maxim that any sufficiently advanced technology would be indistinguishable from magic.
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.
Syfy will host six panels at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2015 – including two exclusive screenings for Dominion and new, epic series, The Expanse (followed by a panel with the show’s executive producers and cast – moderated by the writer of the novels).
Other panels will include: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (writer, director, cast), Childhood’s End (screenwriter and stars), 12 Monkeys (executive producers and cast) and Z Nation (executive producer, writer-producer and cast).
Check out the times and places following the jump.
Best known for his ultra-pragmatic Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones and fresh from his appearance as the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold, Charles Dance has been cast as the alien overlord, Karellen, in Syfy’s upcoming event series, Childhood’s End.
Based on the classic novel by Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End is planned for a 2015 release. The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran an Emmy nominee for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nominee for Doctor Who. Details follow the jump.
An adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End – famously the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – has been greenlit by Syfy for a six-hour miniseries to premiere in 2015.
Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes) will write the adaptation; Akiva Goldman (A Beautiful Mind) and Mike DeLuca (Moneyball, The social Network) will be executive producers, and Nick Hurran (Sherlock, Doctor Who) will direct.
Follow the jump for details.