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.