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Syfy’s Arthur C. Clarke Adaptation ‘Childhood’s End’ Adds to Cast

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 7 years ago

Syfy’s Arthur C. Clarke adaptation Childhood’s End has aded to its roster of talent, ScreenSpy learned today.

Golden Globe nominee Julian McMahon (Nip Tuck, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) has signed on to play Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur, in the upcoming six-hour miniseries.

Additionally, Daisy Betts (Shutter, Last Resort) has been cast as Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world.

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.

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).

Set to film on location in Australia, Childhood’s End will be directed by Nick Hurran, who received an Emmy Award nomination for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.

The miniseries will premiere on Syfy in 2015.

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