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[06/23/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 23
Updates include: David Ajala first to board USA's "Falling Water"; Julian McMahon bound for "Hunters" at Syfy; and Alana de la Garza to recur on "Scorpion" for CBS.

[06/16/15 - 09:05 AM]
Syfy Announces 2015 San Diego International Comic-Con Panels
"The Expanse," "Childhood's End," "12 Monkeys," "Dominion," "Z Nation" and "Sharknado 3" are among the featured projects.

[01/12/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 12
Updates include: Eric McCormack to reunite with Debra Messing on "The Mysteries of Laura"; Mary Murphy formally exits "So You Think You Can Dance"; and Syfy's "Childhood's End" rounds out its cast.

[12/17/14 - 08:46 AM]
Julian McMahon and Daisy Betts Will Join Cast of Syfy/Universal Cable Productions' Upcoming Television Event "Childhood's End"
Adapted for the screen for the first time ever from Arthur C. Clarke's beloved and influential novel, "Childhood's End" will premiere on Syfy in 2015.

[11/21/14 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 21
Updates include: Nora Arnezeder cast in "Zoo" at CBS; Paul Dano joins HBO's "Codes of Conduct"; and Sony Pictures Television pulls the plug on "The Queen Latifah Show."

[11/20/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 20
Updates include: FOX to take latest stab at "Global Frequency"; Iliza Shlesinger to write, star in "Forever 31" at ABC; and quartet bound for Cinemax's "Outcast."

[11/19/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 19
Updates include: ABC's "Selfie" to finish run on Hulu; Lifetime greenlights "The Michelle Knight Story" TV movie; and NBC shelves its sitcom plans with Bill Cosby.

[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:
???
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:
· Ashley Zukerman as Jake Greggson
· Charles Dance as Karellen
· Charlotte Nicdao as Rachel Osaka
· Colm Meaney as Wainwright
· Daisy Betts as Ellie
· Julian McMahon as Rupert Boyce
· Mike Vogel as Ricky Stormgren
· Osy Ikhile as Milo
· Yael Stone as Peretta Jones
CREW INFORMATION:
· Akiva Goldsman as EP
· Alissa Phillips 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