The Midwich Cuckoos S1

5 May 2023

The Midwich Cuckoos S1

The Midwich Cuckoos is set in the quiet little English town of Midwich, where nothing much happens – until one summer’s evening, when a mysterious blackout descends on the town, leaving every woman of child-bearing age suddenly and inexplicably pregnant. 

The Midwich Cuckoos is a modern-day reimagining of John Wyndham’s sci-fi classic of the same name, known to horror buffs for its two film adaptations as Village of the Damned. 

Created by Emmy nominee David Farr (The Night Manager), the seven-part series stars three-time BAFTA nominee Keeley Hawes (The Durrells, Line of Duty, It’s a Sin) as Dr Susannah Zellaby, and Max Beesley (Jamestown, Mad Dogs) as local DCI, Paul Haynes.

Evening Standard calls the show, “a fresh and propulsive spin on a familiar story… The suburbs have never seemed scarier.” 

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