Syfy's Childhood's End Adaptation Gets Closer and Closer to Happening

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Seriously, it looks like Syfy's version of Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel Childhood's End is actually going to happen. Because there are some very familiar names running this project.


According to Deadline, Syfy's ordering Childhood's End to production as a six hour miniseries. Producing the project are Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind). Writing the script is Matthew Graham (Life on Mars and Doctor Who) and just hired to direct is Nick Hurran (Doctor Who and Sherlock's "His Last Vow"). If nothing else, this line-up certainly suggests that Syfy is serious about doing this and doing it right.

Let's hope they succeed. Clarke's novel about an invasion of alien Overlords who turn Earth into a near-utopia is one of those works that changed the science fiction genre forever.


Top image: concept art from a never-made film version by Neal Adams


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Oh man, for anyone who would like to read this, I encourage you wholeheartedly. While some folks might find the first half dull, keep at it; the end of the second part (about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way in overall) kept me on the edge of my seat. If you find the action dies down in the beginning of the third part, just wait...and then BOOM! it will hit you like a tsunami, and from then on Childhood's End will be seared into your memory and will haunt your dreams. Like all great books, it ends in unforgettable fashion. I can only speak from my experience, so yours may differ, but I encourage you to give it a try.