Today Syfy has announced that it will be turning one of science fiction’s most beloved and influential novels, Childhood’s End, into a six-hour miniseries.
According to Syfy, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.The miniseries is scheduled to premiere in 2015 and will be directed by Nick Hurran,
Dave Howe, President, Syfy, made the announcement today saying, “As we aggressively develop scripted programming over a diverse creative landscape, we want our content to reflect the greatest sci-fi stories from the past and the present. The powerful themes of Childhood’s End, from the fearsome price of peace and prosperity, to the very question of what constitutes a human being, remain fascinating and timeless. This will be the most ambitious project for Syfy in many years.”
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