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The Children 

A new era begins for the entire world as the children from all nations start to display supernatural abilities, but the older generations worry about the repercussions of this development in regards to the future of humanity.


Nick Hurran


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


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Vogel ... Ricky Stormgren
Osy Ikhile ... Milo Rodricks
Daisy Betts ... Ellie Stormgren
Georgina Haig ... Annabel Stormgren
Charles Dance ... Karellen
Ashley Zukerman ... Jake Greggson
Hayley Magnus ... Amy Morrel
Charlotte Nicdao ... Rachel Osaka
Tanc Sade ... Jerry Hallcross
Rory Bochner Rory Bochner ... Jennifer
Lachlan Roland-Kenn ... Tommy
Benedict Hardie ... Vindarten
Lila Eversgerd Lila Eversgerd ... Young Girl in Park
Isabelle Reynaud Isabelle Reynaud ... French Teacher
Rebecca Bower ... June


Four years later, the children of Earth begin to demonstrate advanced psychic abilities and form a mental link with Jennifer. The Greggson family is wary of what is happening to her and they move to the free city of New Athens, hoping to escape Karellen's influence. Ricky finally succumbs to his illness. Karellen announces to the world that all of the children will be gathered together, that no more children will be born, and that the adults are free to live out their lives as they wish. The children begin to float off through the sky. The mayor of New Athens decides that hope is lost and sets off a nuclear bomb, destroying the city. Milo smuggles himself aboard one of the ships transporting zoo animals, and upon arrival at the Overlords' home world he is shown a glimpse of the Overmind, a vast cosmic intelligence which they serve. Milo returns to Earth some 80 years later (due to time dilation), just before the moment when the children join the Overmind. He goes to the surface and ...

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller



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Release Date:

16 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Strathmore, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital
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