In 1957 John Wyndam wrote the novel “The Midwich Cuckoos“. In 1960 (with the titles changed to Village of the Damned) Wolf Rilla made it into a movie. John Carpenter followed suit in 1995 with another movie. Now, in 2020 it has been announced that the iconic story will receive the mini-series treatment, and I couldn’t more thrilled about it!
Broadcasting Corporation Sky and David Farr are behind the eight-part mini series that will stay close to the novel-source material.
“Wyndham’s 1957 story centers on the sleepy English village of Midwich, where a strange sequence of events culminates in the community’s women falling pregnant with alien children with glowing eyes and otherworldly powers.”