Childhood's End (2015)

Childhood's End (2015)

Director: Nick Hurran
Starring: Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts
Episodes: 3

Earth is placed under the administration of a seemingly benevolent alien power. While some people resist, many embrace the new world of peace and prosperity the aliens have to offer, not aware that it comes at a price.

Ironically, I came across this because I was drawn to the promos for The Expanse, which aired at the same time. I ultimately didn't connect with The Expanse, but I saw this one through to the end. It's a nice aversion to the typical alien invasion story and it raises some good questions about how we define ourselves as humans. I particularly liked Charles Dance as Karellen. I'd say it's worth checking out and since it's only a miniseries, it's an easy decision to make.

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