Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Syfy Sets December Premiere Dates for 'Childhood's End' and 'The Expanse'

This afternoon Syfy has announced premiere dates for its upcoming drama series Childhood's End and The Expanse - both based on the book series of the same name.

The three-night limited series Childhood's End, adapted from the Arthur C. Clarke acclaimed science fiction novel, will air across three consecutive nights from Monday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 16 from 8-10PM.

The series follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by alien overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness - ushering in an age of peace, health and security for humans, though some earthlings suspect a stiff price to pay.

The cast for Childhood's End includes Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Yael Stone, Julian McMahon and Colm Meaney.

The series is adapted by Matthew Graham, who executive produces with Akiva Goldsman and Michael De Luca. Alissa Phillips is a co-executive producer. Universal Cable Productions produces.

The 10-episode drama series The Expanse will debut with a two-night premiere on December 14 and 15 at 10/9c. Following its premiere, the series will take a regular Tuesdays at 10PM slot. The novel of which the series is based on was written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who serve as producers on the show.

The drama chronicles mankind's colonization of the solar system, and stars Thomas Jane as a tough detective and Steven Strait as a rogue ship's captain who team up to search for a missing woman. But the tale soon evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The cast also features Shohreh Aghdashloo, Chrisjen Avasarala, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Florence Faivre, with guest stars Jonathan Banks, Paulo Costanzo and Jay Hernandez.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby wrote the pilot and serve as showrunner. Executive producers include Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and director Terry McDonough. Alcon Television Group produces.