SyFy to Show Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End as a Miniseries

Science fiction fans, rejoice! It’s finally happening!


The SyFy channel has announced some time ago that a miniseries rendition of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End is going to happen.

According to Syfy president Dave Howe:

As we aggressively develop scripted programming over a diverse creative landscape, we want our content to reflect the greatest sci-fi stories from the past and the present. The powerful themes of Childhood’s End, from the fearsome price of peace and prosperity, to the very question of what constitutes a human being, remain fascinating and timeless. This will be the most ambitious project for Syfy in many years.

People involved in the production include Akiva Goldsman and Mike De Luca as executive producers. Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) will adapt the book for TV, while Nick Hurran (Sherlock) is the director.

Clarke’s classic novel was first published in 1953 and appeals to alien-loving readers of all ages, and the miniseries is certainly something to look forward to. Syfy, please don’t mess it up.

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