Emmy nominee Charles Dance of Game of Thrones, Aliens 3, Dracula Untold (and my personal favorites) The Golden Child and Last Action Hero fame is slated to star in a SyFy miniseries titled Childhood’s End in 2015. Mr. Dance will play alien Overlord “Karellen” in the six-hour miniseries.
Adapted from Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Karellen (Charles Dance), the ambassador for the Overlords, makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren. Karellen’s comforting words and amazing technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor, beginning decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. However, his refusal to reveal his physical appearance and insistence on dealing only through Ricky have some people questioning whether his intentions are truly benevolent.
I am very excited to see Mr. Dance and his talent be showcased in another project, specifically another science fiction project. Especially one based off of a novel by Sir Arthur Clarke, who wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama. Thanks to this news I now have another book to add to my to read list.
Have you read Childhood’s End? If so, what are you hoping makes the book to TV miniseries adaptation?
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