A new trailer for Syfy’s upcoming miniseries Childhood’s End has been released, showing off more of the creepy alien invasion drama from the mind of Arthur C. Clarke.
The six-episode project stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Mike Vogel (Under the Dome) and focuses on the aftermath of a peaceful alien invasion from creatures dubbed the “Overlords.” In Clarke’s 1953 novel that inspired the series, the otherworldly arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, though it comes at the cost of human identity and culture.
In the series adaptation, Dance will play Karellen, the ambassador for the Overlords. Vogel will take on the role of midwestern farmer Ricky Stormgren, whose life is "turned upside down" when he is named the human ambassador for the aliens. The trailer shows off a lot more footage, and it doesn’t seem afraid to ask the big questions about freedom and who controls (and should control) our destiny.
On the creative side, Childhood’s End has Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, I Am Legend) and Mike De Luca (Moneyball, The Social Network) attached as executive producers, with Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes) signed on to adapt the book into a screenplay. Needless to say, that's a decent bit of talent behind the scenes.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:
Childhood’s End is set to premiere December 2015 on Syfy (Blastr's corporate owner -Ed).