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The Deceivers 

Now living in a golden age of peace, some humans begin to notice changes in their children that lead them to question the aliens' motivations.


Nick Hurran


Matthew Graham (teleplay by), Arthur C. Clarke (based on the novel by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Vogel ... Ricky Stormgren
Osy Ikhile ... Milo Rodricks
Daisy Betts ... Ellie
Yael Stone ... Peretta Jones
Georgina Haig ... Annabel Stormgren
Charles Dance ... Karellen
Julian McMahon ... Rupert Boyce
Ashley Zukerman ... Jake Greggson
Hayley Magnus ... Amy Morrel
Charlotte Nicdao ... Rachel
Lachlan Roland-Kenn ... Tommy
Robert Morgan ... Morton
Tony Rickards ... Jim
Steven Carroll Steven Carroll ... Doctor
Russell Kiefel Russell Kiefel ... Sheriff De Bont


In 2035, life on Earth resembles a pastoral idyll. Dr. Boyce leads a research institute for Karellen, at which Milo and his friend Rachel work, until the space program is ended and Milo has to leave. Boyce delivers samples of Earth's species for a zoo on the overlords' planet. An overlord pod visits the Greggsons, after which the mother Amy is pregnant, and son Tommy is changed. The faithful Peretta Jones is called as counsellor when Tommy is haunted by night terrors of a dark and hot place, but he refuses to reveal more as not to frighten the adults. During their encounter, Peretta's cross necklace is destroyed, a deeply spiritual experience for her, and she eventually travels to the Stormgren farm. Ricky falls ill, allegedly from exposure to poisons on the overlord ship. After the Overlords build a room with a Ouija board, Boyce invites the Greggsons to South Africa under false pretenses. When they arrive, Karellen makes Amy operate the communication device through her unborn child....

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller




Release Date:

15 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Strathmore, Victoria, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?


When Rupert Boyce entices Tommy to see the animals, he says he will see "lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!" This quote is from The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »


One character says of a star system, "It's the only system to have planets." At this point, astronomers are pretty sure than most stars have planets. Also, the character says it is a constellation and then refers to it as a star system. See more »


Peretta Jones: You will never take away my faith.
Karellen: All the world's religions cannot be right Paretta, you know that. Your faith, beautiful with poetry, is beautiful. But there is no place for it now.
Peretta Jones: You deceived us.
Karellen: No. You have deceived yourselves.
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Really Strays from the Book
24 February 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I have a couple issues here. Since the Overlords are deceivers, I would ask why. They seem to be able to manipulate darn near anything and anyone. They seem to have the power over life and death. They also act as judge, jury, and executioner in some settings. I'm aware that the children are the final focus here. I read the book and know basically what's coming. But all the chicanery that is going on. They are infesting the whole earth and could seemingly do their will. Even the plot line that we are precious beings and our will to live is strong and faith is the answer doesn't really come through. Again, I will put my "faith" in the final episode and see how this all plays out. As of right know I am highly suspect. Had this been an original screenplay, I would say it's a pretty good story, so let's look at it that way.

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