Childhood's End

Childhood's End

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s revolutionary science fiction novel first published 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. A story as relevant now as it was half-a-century ago, "Childhood’s End" illustrates a perspective of alien invasion never before seen onscreen, one in which the aliens are not here to conquer humanity but rather to grant humanity a better existence. But what is the meaning of a human life without struggle? What challenges are left when sickness, starvation, and even poverty have become distant memories? And what is the purpose of living when our children begin to evolve into beings that are beyond our comprehension? "Childhood’s End" examines the biggest questions of human existence and man’s place in the universe.
Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s revolutionary science fiction novel first published 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. A story as relevant now as it was half-a-century ago, "Childhood’s End" illustrates a perspective of alien invasion never before seen onscreen, one in which the aliens are not here to conquer humanity but rather to grant humanity a better existence. But what is the meaning of a human life without struggle? What challenges are left when sickness, starvation, and even poverty have become distant memories? And what is the purpose of living when our children begin to evolve into beings that are beyond our comprehension? "Childhood’s End" examines the biggest questions of human existence and man’s place in the universe.

Season 1 (3 episodes)

  • 1. The Overlords

    Original air date: 12/14/2015 Runtime: 81:29 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2015 Runtime: 81:29 min. An alien presence arrives on Earth with the intention to end all suffering and guide humanity into a utopia. But when the aliens refuse to reveal their appearance, some wonder if this dream is instead a nightmare.

  • 2. The Deceivers

    Original air date: 12/15/2015 Runtime: 84:49 min.

    Original air date: 12/15/2015 Runtime: 84:49 min. Now living in a golden age of peace, some humans begin to notice changes in their children that lead them to question the aliens' motivations.

  • 3. The Children

    Original air date: 12/16/2015 Runtime: 79:16 min.

    Original air date: 12/16/2015 Runtime: 79:16 min. A new age dawns as children begin to exhibit advanced abilities. But what does this mean for the future of humanity?