THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS
WILL UNSETTLE YOU THIS JUNE
|The mystery starts June 2nd on Sky|
WHAT IS THE MYSTERY ABOUT?
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. As news spreads and tensions simmer, it is up to gifted psychotherapist Dr Susannah Zellaby to help support those affected through the emotional wilderness. Susannah’s own daughter Cassie has fallen pregnant and harbours deep concerns about who, or what, is behind this phenomenon.
Local officer DCI Paul Haynes is tasked with maintaining order but
unbeknownst to them all, a terrifying force is building in the
comfortable streets of Midwich. These children – potential parasites -
flourish under the very love and care that their families give them. Who
are these children? And what do they want?
|The series will air in seven episodes|