[01/12/15 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, January 12 Updates include: Eric McCormack to reunite with Debra Messing on "The Mysteries of Laura"; Mary Murphy formally exits "So You Think You Can Dance"; and Syfy's "Childhood's End" rounds out its cast.
[11/21/14 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 21 Updates include: Nora Arnezeder cast in "Zoo" at CBS; Paul Dano joins HBO's "Codes of Conduct"; and Sony Pictures Television pulls the plug on "The Queen Latifah Show."
[11/20/14 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 20 Updates include: FOX to take latest stab at "Global Frequency"; Iliza Shlesinger to write, star in "Forever 31" at ABC; and quartet bound for Cinemax's "Outcast."
[11/19/14 - 11:27 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, November 19 Updates include: ABC's "Selfie" to finish run on Hulu; Lifetime greenlights "The Michelle Knight Story" TV movie; and NBC shelves its sitcom plans with Bill Cosby.
DESCRIPTION: (from Syfy's press release, October 2014) Syfy and Universal Cable Productions today announced that Emmy nominee Charles Dance, whose numerous credits include Game of Thrones, Phantom of the Opera, Jewel in the Crown and Bleak House, will play the lead role of the alien Overlord "Karellen" in the upcoming six-hour miniseries Childhood's End. Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel, Childhood's End will premiere on Syfy in 2015. Childhood's End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Karellen (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.