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IMAGES: Childhood’s End 1×01 & 1×02

By on August 3, 2015
Pictured: Mike Vogel as Ricky Stormgren -- (Photo by: Narelle Portanier/Syfy)

Pictured: Mike Vogel as Ricky Stormgren -- (Photo by: Narelle Portanier/Syfy)

Mike Vogel is swapping Chester’s Mill and its invisible dome for aliens in Syfy’s upcoming Arthur C. Clarke adaptation Childhood’s End.

Airing December 2015, the six hour miniseries follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, which begins decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture.

Karellen (Charles Dance), the ambassador for the Overlords, makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel).  Karellen’s comforting words and amazing technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor.

However, Karellen’s refusal to reveal his physical appearance and insistence on dealing only through Ricky raises questions whether his intentions are truly benevolent.

The series stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

First look images from episodes 1 and 2 follow in our gallery below.

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CHILDHOOD'S END -- "The Overlords" Episode 101

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CHILDHOOD'S END -- "The Overlords" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Mike Vogel as Ricky Stormgren -- (Photo by: Narelle Portanier/Syfy)

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