After weeks of speculating, it's official: Syfy will turn Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End into a six-hour miniseries. And it's going to premiere next year. But don't fret, the folks attached to it give us a lot of hope for this project.
Syfy has officially announced via press release that Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Mike De Luca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) are on as executive producers. The book itself will be adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes). And the pilot already has a director, Nick Hurran from Sherlock: His Last Vow and Doctor Who. And to that we say, "Hell yes." We like all those people involved in the positions they have been assigned to.
OH YEAH. If you haven't read the novel, you should. It's a scifi gamechanger and just the absolute best. The story is about benevolent aliens who try to help the human race. It's basically a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by those we dub "Overlords." Their arrival marks the beginning of peace for humanity... but at what cost? Can't wait!