TV & Movies

The Mysterious New Thriller You Need To Add To Your Watchlist

By Urban List Writers
11th Jul 2022

Just when we thought we'd seen it all—The Midwich Cuckoos, your next mind-blowing binge, has just landed on Sky's SoHo Channel and Neon.

If you’re a Handmaid’s Tale and Limetown fanatic, this sci-fi thriller is for you.

The show reimagines John Wyndham's cult classic science fiction novel of the same name. Some may recognise parallels to the 1960s British horror film Village Of The Damned, based on the same source material. This adaption, helmed by David Farr, creates a fresh modern tone and tense atmosphere, keeping the plot deeply rooted in the present making the stakes all the more gripping. 

Set in the fictional upper-class titular town, at first, the plot doesn't feel too dissimilar to other delicious British mysteries. However, things quickly take a turn when an other-worldly beam appears, causing the residents of Midwich to pass out without warning or reason collectively. They then awaken to find every woman of child-bearing age as inexplicably fallen pregnant—yes, you read that correctly. The seven-episode series sees the children begin to age rapidly and display 'alien' abilities on the unnerving rollercoaster tinged with sci-fi and horror.

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Keeley Hawes (of Bodyguard fame) leads the series' expansive cast as therapist Dr Susannah Zellaby whose daughter is among those fallen pregnant within the blackout. Expect a weekly dose of tension, twists, time jumps and revelations—from government intervention to the circumstance of those affected by the peculiar events and the unravelling mystery behind the children who begin to develop supernatural abilities—the series is sure to have you at the edge of your seat.

Thankfully, if you can't want to wait for the weekly drop on Sunday evenings, all episodes are available to stream now on Neon. 

Buckle up,  you're in for one heck of a wild ride. 

The Details:

 What: The Midwich Cuckoos
Where: Sky's SoHo Channel, Sky Go and Neon
When: Sundays from 10 July, 9:30 pm

Editor's note: this article was produced in partnership with Sky. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credit: Supplied

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