Childhood's End

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (12,976)

Childhood's End is an adaptation of the iconic science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. The show revolves around the arrival of a mysterious alien race called the Overlords, who come to Earth with the promise of ending war, poverty, and disease. The aliens, led by a charismatic figure known as Karellen (voiced by Charles Dance), bring an end to the self-destructive behavior of humanity and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity.

Daisy Betts plays Ellie, a journalist who becomes one of the few humans allowed to meet with the Overlords. She questions their intentions and tries to uncover the truth about their plans for humanity. Ellie's story also involves a personal relationship with Julian McMahon's character, Rupert Boyce, a charismatic and enigmatic figure who becomes a key player in the new world order.

Mike Vogel plays Ricky Stormgren, the Secretary-General of the United Nations who plays a crucial role in negotiating with the Overlords. He becomes the face of the new Earth government and acts as a mediator between humanity and the aliens. Yael Stone plays Peretta, a young woman who is part of a resistance movement against the Overlords. Peretta rebels against the new world order and tries to find a way to fight back against the aliens who have taken over.

As the years go by, the Overlords' plan for humanity becomes increasingly clear, as they reveal their true intentions and ultimate endgame. Childhood's End is a thought-provoking look at what it means to be human and the sacrifices we are willing to make in order to achieve peace and prosperity. It asks difficult questions about the nature of power, control, and freedom, and explores the tensions that arise when a utopian vision clashes with our instinctive desires for autonomy and self-determination.

The show is visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography and special effects that bring to life the otherworldly world of the Overlords. The performances of the talented cast are also a standout, with each actor bringing nuance and depth to their portrayal of complex characters. The show's pacing can be slow at times, but it is deliberate in its exploration of these weighty themes and allows the audience time to contemplate the ideas it presents.

Overall, Childhood's End is a worthy adaptation of Clarke's classic novel, and a must-watch for fans of science fiction and philosophical exploration. It is a haunting and beautiful tale of humanity's potential for both greatness and downfall, and the delicate balance between our desire for progress and our need for individual liberty.

Childhood's End is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on December 14, 2015.

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Where to Watch Childhood's End
Childhood's End is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Childhood's End on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 14, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (12,976)