As Syfy attempts to bring a good bit more science fiction to their stable, which they’ve done this year so far, they’ve also got the chance to prove it in a more serious way later this year with the adaptation of Childhood’s End. The six hour event is adapting the novel of the same name from Arthur C. Clarke and is considered one of those important works that you have to get right, so the network has a lot riding on it. Syfy is now set to bring it out as a three night event starting on December 14th, 2015 at 8pm through the 16th. Originally announced in 2013, it’s taken awhile to get here but the project is now finishing up and is dated.
Adapted by Matthew Graham, the man behind the Life on Mars series for the BBC, he also served as a writer and executive producer. The cast includes Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Osy Ikhile (The Fear) and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Plot concept: Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends–and then the age of Mankind begins….