‘Childhood’s End’ to Film in Melbourne

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Childhood’s End’ to Film in Melbourne

A SyFy project destined to air sometime in 2015 is moving full steam ahead when it comes to its production development. The miniseries entitled “Childhood’s End” will begin its pre-production soon and will soon be filming in earnest later this year. Read on to learn more about this story.

Movie News Guide (MNG) previously reported that “Childhood’s End” is a classic science fiction novel written by legendary science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and was published in 1953. The novel is set on Earth, during a time when the human race is ruled by peaceful aliens called the “Overlords” in a seemingly utopian society. However, what humanity does not realize is that all of that came at a great price — their identity and culture.


According to Variety, the miniseries is all set to start for its pre-production as early as this month and will shoot from November onwards in Melbourne, Australia. They also reported that the pre-production shooting will take around 13 weeks and will extend into 2015. They will be shooting at Docklands Studio Melbourne. They were able to achieve this as the miniseries itself is backed up by Universal Cable Productions and Film Victoria, which was funded by the state government of Victoria.

According to Film Victoria, everyone, from the Minister to the CEO of Film Victoria is thrilled at having an international television production company and crew in Australia, and they are also thrilled to show Universal Cable Productions the wonderful facilities, equipment and scenic locations where the miniseries could be filmed.

The miniseries will be adapted by writer/producer Matthew Graham, who created shows such as “Life on Mars” (2006 to 2007) and “Ashes to Ashes” (2008 to 2010).  Graham has also written several episodes of “Doctor Who.” Mike De Luca and Akiva Goldsman will both be executive producing the series and it will be co-produced by HayPop’s Jeff Hayes and Brett Poplewell.

And that’s the latest update in the development of the production of SyFy’s miniseries “Childhood’s End”. For more news and updates on “Childhood’s End” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch the miniseries “Childhood’s End” on SyFy in 2015.

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