Thrilling new Sky Original drama, The Midwich Cuckoos, is a dark modern-day reimagining of John Wyndham’s classic science fiction novel of the same name.
BAFTA-nominated Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, It’s A Sin), and Max Beesley(The Outsider, Suits) lead this unnerving fable, adapted for the screen by Emmy award-nominated writer David Farr(The Night Manager, Hanna).
Midwich, a small English commuter town, is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and affluent streets. A place where nothing much happens – that is until the twilight hours of a summer’s day when a sleepy corner of Midwich is plunged into panic.
People pass out on their feet without warning, without reason. Anyone who tries to enter meets the same fate. And nobody can understand why. When the mysterious blackout is lifted, life for those affected returns to apparent normality - except every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant.
The Midwich Cuckoos is an unnerving fable for our turbulent times, a thrilling, strange and at times horrifying journey into parenthood, which lays bare any parent’s worst fear: that the thing most precious to us – a child – might desire our destruction.
The Midwich Cuckoos will be available on Sky Max and streaming service NOW from 3 June 2022.