Syfy counts down to Childhood’s End

Arthur C Clarke’s 1953 science fiction novel Childhood’s End is being adapted for television.

Childhood's End

Childhood’s End

Syfy has ordered a six-hour miniseries based on the book, which follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by mysterious “Overlords”, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule – at the cost of human identity and culture.

Akiva Goldsman and Mike De Luca are executive producing for Universal Cable Productions. Matthew Graham is writing the script.

It is due to debut on Syfy in 2015.