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 ...  Sheriff De Bont 3 episodes, 2015
Harley Durst Harley Durst ...  Karellen Double 3 episodes, 2015
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


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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The piece of music played at the end is Ralph Vaughn William's "The Lark Ascending". See more »


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

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A very watchable story
19 August 2019 | by peterfmodelSee all my reviews

This is a good adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke Childhood's End. Any flaws need to be placed at the feel of the original book as this mini-series attempts to follow the main points of the novel with reasonable accuracy. There are some changes, but it takes a re-read of the novel to confirm them and I must say the changes did not add anything to the story. But as I last read the novel in the late 70's, this did not bother me so much when I watched it. Now I have re-read the novel my opinion may be different, so my advice is don't read the novel until after you have seen this. My only major grip is with the original story as this evolution of the species does not feel right, especially he way it occurs. I understand the point Clarke was making and he was attempting to push the concept of change for the good of the species, but it jarred with me when I read the book and the same when I viewed this series. But putting that aside this series has great special effects and good acting and the wonderful dialog of Clarke, with that combination nothing could go wrong.

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Release Date:

14 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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16:9 HD
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