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[10/27/14 - 07:11 AM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Announce Emmy Nominee Charles Dance Will Star as the Alien Overlord Karellen in Upcoming Television Event "Childhood's End"
Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel, "Childhood's End" will premiere on Syfy in 2015.

[09/03/14 - 09:00 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Arthur C. Clarke's Classic Science Fiction Novel "Childhood's End" as Six-Hour Miniseries for 2015 Premiere
Nick Hurran will direct the project from a script by Matthew Graham.

[04/10/13 - 01:26 PM]
Syfy Unveils New Quarterly Multimedia Events "Ringworld," "Helix," "Dominion," "Unbreakable" and "Opposite Worlds"
The cable channel recaps its wave of announcements from its annual upfront presentation.

[04/10/13 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy Developing Two Classic Science Fiction Novels to Miniseries
Larry Niven's "Ringworld" and Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End" will join Philip K. Dick's previously announced "The Man in the High Castle."







CHILDHOOD'S END (SYFY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from Syfy's press release, October 2014) Syfy and Universal Cable Productions today announced that Emmy nominee Charles Dance, whose numerous credits include Game of Thrones, Phantom of the Opera, Jewel in the Crown and Bleak House, will play the lead role of the alien Overlord "Karellen" in the upcoming six-hour miniseries Childhood's End. Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel, Childhood's End will premiere on Syfy in 2015. Childhood's End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Karellen (Dance), the ambassador for the Overlords, makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren. Karellen's comforting words and amazing technological gifts quickly win humanity's favor, beginning decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. However, his refusal to reveal his physical appearance and insistence on dealing only through Ricky have some people questioning whether his intentions are truly benevolent.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charles Dance as Karellen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Akiva Goldsman as EP
· Arthur C. Clarke as BOOK
· Matthew Graham as WRTR
· Michael DeLuca as EP
· Nick Hurran as DIR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Cable Productions