Childhood’s End is one of the defining legacies of Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and many other groundbreaking works. Since its publication in 1953, this prescient novel about first contact gone wrong has come to be regarded not only as a science fiction classic but as a literary thriller of the highest order. Now, it’s coming to Syfy.
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 the age of Mankind begins….
The three-night Syfy miniseries, airing in December 2015, will feature some big talent, including Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), and Mike Vogel (Under The Dome).