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Childhood's End 

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After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
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Series cast summary:
Mike Vogel ...  Ricky Stormgren 3 episodes, 2015
Osy Ikhile ...  Milo Rodricks 3 episodes, 2015
Daisy Betts ...  Ellie Stormgren / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Georgina Haig ...  Annabel Stormgren 3 episodes, 2015
Charles Dance ...  Karellen 3 episodes, 2015
Ashley Zukerman ...  Jake Greggson 3 episodes, 2015
Hayley Magnus ...  Amy Morrel 3 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Nicdao ...  Rachel / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Russell Kiefel Russell Kiefel ...  Sheriff De Bont 3 episodes, 2015
Harley Durst Harley Durst ...  Karellen Double 3 episodes, 2015
Cecilia Dewar Cecilia Dewar ...  Extra 3 episodes, 2015
Yael Stone ...  Peretta Jones 2 episodes, 2015
Lachlan Roland-Kenn ...  Tommy 2 episodes, 2015
Darius Amarfio Jefferson Darius Amarfio Jefferson ...  Young Milo 2 episodes, 2015
Zahra Newman ...  Bridget Rodricks 2 episodes, 2015
Michael-Anthony Taylor ...  Janitor 2 episodes, 2015
Shane Holloway Shane Holloway ...  Immigration Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Xavier West ...  Driver's Son 2 episodes, 2015
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Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood's End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious "Overlords," whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia, at the cost of human identity and culture. The true implications of the Overlords' arrival may be far more dangerous, however.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Broadcast in 2015, sixty-two years after Arthur C. Clarke's original novel was published. See more »

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Referenced in Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.43 (2015) See more »

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Missed opportunity to be a masterpiece.
16 December 2015 | by icouldbetheone-17685See all my reviews

I've read Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's end so many years ago that I've managed to forget about it till this show came out. I was excited to see how this novel will be converted to television, but i've managed to contain my excitement, because the producing network was Syfy, a network known to me for it's mediocre half baked endeavours.

Alas, I was not wrong. It's like the producers were afraid of taking risks, so they used a well tested formula to generate a bunch of generic characters with generic backstories. Resulting in a parade of melodrama infused into Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's end universe, it almost feels like a soap opera with spaceships.

Perhaps I'm being too harsh, it's a decent enough show, if it weren't an interpretation of a beloved novel, I might have even thought it was pretty good. Unfortunately the producer's lack of creativity made it hard for me to enjoy.


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14 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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