Oh boy, be careful what you wish for! "Childhood's End" is a genuinely big favorite story of mine from Arthur C. Clarke, and I have been hoping someone would try to bring it to the big screen (or the small screen). Now that the Syfy has greenlit the project, I am as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. It could be sublime if done halfway right, and it could be absolute crap ("Sharknado" with aliens, anyone?). One problem is that at least a couple of movies/miniseries have already done the "giant spaceships suddenly appear all over Earth" trope, and I hope viewers don't tune out literally or figuratively when they see that again. It's a magnificent, creepy and sobering tale and it could be so flippin' good if they just stay true to the source material.
TVbythenumbersHailed 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.