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Watch: Childhood’s End & The Expanse Episode 3 Previews

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Watch the preview below for the third and final part of SyFy‘s Childhood’s End, which airs tomorrow at 8pm ET.

The preview for episode 3 of The Expanse is also featured below, which now airs in its regular Tuesday night timeslot.

 

Childhood’s End 1×03 “The Children” (Finale) – A new age dawns as children begin to exhibit advanced abilities, but it’s unclear what this means for the future of humanity.

 

The Expanse 1×03 “Remember the Cant” – Holden and the crew slowly start to turn on one another after they are taken prisoner aboard the Martian navy flagship the Donnager. Elsewhere, Miller deals with rioters on Ceres; and Avasarala engages in a nasty game of politics with an old friend.

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Watch: SyFy’s Childhood’s End & The Expanse Episode 2 Previews

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Tonight on SyFy saw a cool double-feature sci-fi event with the first part of Childhood’s End followed by the first episode of The Expanse.

Below you can check out previews for each shows’ episode 2, which airs tomorrow night starting at 8pm ET.

 

Childhood’s End episode 2 “The Deceivers”:

The motivations of the aliens are questioned when people begin to notice changes in their children.

 

The Expanse episode 2 “The Big Empty”:

Holden and his crew fight for survival in a badly damaged shuttle; on Ceres, Miller uncovers clues to Julie Mao; and on Earth, UN Deputy Undersecretary Crisjen Avasarala interrogates a belter terrorist.

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Charles Dance’s Karellen Revealed For SyFy’s Childhood’s End

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The first of three parts for SyFy‘s event mini-series, Childhood’s End, aired tonight which sees the Overlords arriving on Earth and promising to take mankind into a Golden Age.

Charles Dance happens to be the voice of the head honcho, Supervisor Karellen, with the look of the character having been kept under tight wraps as the Overlords don’t resemble humans.

Now with the first episode having aired, Karellen stands revealed following having overseen Earth for the past 15 years.

Check out the images below.

Part 2 of Childhood’s End airs tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15th, at 8pm ET, with Part 3 on Wednesday.

Synopsis:

Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture which may ultimately threaten the very survival of mankind.

Julian McMahon as Robert Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur; Daisy Betts as Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Rick Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world; Emmy Award nominee Charles Dance as Karellen (Game of Thrones), along with Ashley Zukerman as Jake Greggson (Manhattan), Osy Ikhileas as Milo (Clap!) and Yael Stone as Peretta Jones (Orange is the New Black), with Colm Meaney.

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Watch: 4 Minutes Of SyFy’s Childhood’s End

The highly anticipated SyFy event mini-series, Childhood’s End, kicks off tonight at 8pm ET with the first of three parts.

Watch a four-minute sneak peek from the first episode above.

Childhood’s End is based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name.

Synopsis:

Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture which may ultimately threaten the very survival of mankind.

Julian McMahon as Robert Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur; Daisy Betts as Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Rick Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world; Emmy Award nominee Charles Dance as Karellen (Game of Thrones), along with Ashley Zukerman as Jake Greggson (Manhattan), Osy Ikhileas as Milo (Clap!) and Yael Stone as Peretta Jones (Orange is the New Black), with Colm Meaney.

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SyFy Childhood’s End Comic-Con Trailer

Watch the Comic-Con trailer above for the three-night miniseries coming to SyFy in December with Childhood’s End, which is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel of the same name (via LA Times).

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Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture which may ultimately threaten the very survival of mankind.

The series stars:

Julian McMahon as Robert Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur; Daisy Betts as Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Rick Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world; Emmy Award nominee Charles Dance as Karellen (Game of Thrones), along with Ashley Zukerman as Jake Greggson (Manhattan), Osy Ikhileas as Milo (Clap!) and Yael Stone as Peretta Jones (Orange is the New Black), with Colm Meaney.

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Watch: SyFy Childhood’s End Trailer

Watch the trailer above for the three-night miniseries coming to SyFy in December with Childhood’s End, which is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel of the same name.

About:

Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture which may ultimately threaten the very survival of mankind.

The series stars:

Julian McMahon as Robert Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur; Daisy Betts as Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Rick Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world; Emmy Award nominee Charles Dance as Karellen (Game of Thrones), along with Ashley Zukerman as Jake Greggson (Manhattan), Osy Ikhileas as Milo (Clap!) and Yael Stone as Peretta Jones (Orange is the New Black), with Colm Meaney.

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Julian McMahon & Daisy Betts Join SyFy’s Childhood’s End

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SyFy announces Golden Globe nominee Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and Daisy Betts (Shutter) have joined the cast of the upcoming six hour television event mini-series Childhood’s End.

McMahon will portray Robert Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur; Betts will play Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Rick Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world.

McMahon and Betts join Emmy Award nominee Charles Dance/Karellen (Game of Thrones) and Mike Vogel/Rick Stormgren (Bates Motel), along with Ashley Zukerman/Jake Greggson (Manhattan), Osy Ikhile/Milo (Clap!) and Yael Stone/Peretta Jones (Orange is the New Black).

Adapted for the screen for the first time ever from Arthur C. Clarke’s beloved and influential novel, Childhood’s End will premiere on Syfy in 2015.

Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture which may ultimately threaten the very survival of mankind. 

Childhood’s End will be filmed in Australia.

Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend), Mike De Luca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) and Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, Mob City) are executive producers. Childhood’s End will be adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes). Universal Cable Productions will be the studio.

The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran, who received an Emmy Award nomination for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.

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SyFy Greenlights Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End

Press Release

SYFY GREENLIGHTS ARTHUR C. CLARKE’S CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL CHILDHOOD’S END AS SIX-HOUR MINISERIES FOR 2015 PREMIERE

FROM UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

AKIVA GOLDSMAN (LONE SURVIVOR) AND MIKE DE LUCA (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) WILL PRODUCE WITH MATTHEW GRAHAM (LIFE ON MARS) TO ADAPT

NICK HURRAN (SHERLOCK: HIS LAST VOW, DR. WHO) WILL DIRECT

 

NEW YORK – September 3, 2014 – Continuing to boldly expand its premium science fiction programming, Syfy today announced that it is greenlighting one of science fiction’s most beloved and influential novels, Arthur C. Clarke’s classic Childhood’s End, as a six-hour miniseries premiering in 2015.

In making the announcement, Dave Howe, President, Syfy, said: “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 ofChildhood’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.”

Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Mike De Luca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) are attached as executive producers. Childhood’s End will be adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes). Universal Cable Productions will be the studio.

The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran, who received a 2014 Emmy Award nomination for Sherlock: His Last Vow and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.

Additional behind the scene credits include Emmy Award winners Neville Kidd (Director of Photography) and Yan Miles (Editor). Both were just honored by the Academy for their work in Sherlock: His Last Vow.

Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution.  UCP’s content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, Monk, and cult favorites PsychBattlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13. UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks, including: Covert AffairsDig (fall 2014), Playing HouseRoyal PainsSatisfaction and Suits on USA Network; Ascension (fall 2014), DefianceDominion, and 12 Monkeys (2015) on Syfy; Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (fall 2014) on Bravo; Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and Side Effects on Awesomeness TV/YouTube.  Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV. 

About Syfy:

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (SyfyVentures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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SyFy Developing 10 New Sci-Fi Space Shows

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6787:]]Those who have been wondering where the sci-fi in SyFy has gone, wonder no more as the network is developing a slew of space-based shows.

In addition to the sci-fi MMO/TV show Defiance, which debuts this month, SyFy has plans for at least ten more cosmic shows on the network.

The shows are considered in development unless otherwise noted and may or may not get picked up for pilots.

Info comes via Deadline.

 

The previously announced Blake’s 7, base on the UK show of the same name.

Byran Fuller’s High Noon was ordered to pilot and is described as an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life.  Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets. 

Orion: In this space opera, an adventurous female relic hunter, tracks down valuable artifacts while trying to piece together her past.  Set amidst an intergalactic war pitting humans against a terrifying alien race, Orion must decide whether to use her abilities to save herself or commit to the cause and unearth long hidden artifacts that could free all of humanity from a horrible fate. 

Sojourn: The first detective ever in space is tasked with investigating a murder on a starship — headed to colonize another planet – and instead becomes embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious terrible crime dating back to the original launch of the ship 50 years ago.

Clandestine: After a clan of bandits are nearly destroyed and left for dead by Coalition forces, they take refuge in the nearest safe haven, a derelict Coalition starship floating in space.  Once onboard, they masquerade as Coalition officers while continuing their criminal ways – until they stumble upon a shocking realization about the true nature of the Coalition. 

Infinity: When an alien armada is sighted in the region of Pluto, the Earth government turns to a young billionaire industrialist — who has the only ship ready for interstellar travel — to greet the aliens and avoid a catastrophe.  Powered by secret alien technology discovered on Earth in the 1960’s, the ship engages in a firefight that sends them spinning through a wormhole into an uncharted region of space.  Lost in the universe, the team struggles to survive as they encounter new planets and alien species, searching for a way back home. 

Silver Shields: When his father is slain by assassins connected to the government of the large nearby city of Pont Royal, farm boy Caymer journeys there to continue his father’s legacy as a member of the local police force — and to solve the mystery of his father’s death.  He discovers that his simple country view on life is at odds with the big city, filled with orcs and other magical creatures.

Shelter: A massive meteorite is headed toward Earth, forcing 30,000 hand-picked humans to live underground in a government funded shelter in order to start a new society.  What begins as a Utopia quickly succumbs to the old human faults and jealousies as certain members of society create alliances to gain favor and power.  Meanwhile things on the surface are not what they seem. Humans slowly realize that this event may have been fated and the survivors meant for a greater purpose in rebooting life on Earth. 

Mini-Series

Ringworld: Based on Larry Niven’s novel: a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth.

Childhood’s End: Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel: Follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near-utopia. 

Plans are also underway for a series adapted from the 2010 supernatural Legion movie.

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