Adapted as a movie under the title Village Of The Damned in 1960 by Wolf Rilla, and again by John Carpenter under the same title in 1995 starring Kirstie Alley and Christopher Reeve, The Midwich Cuckoos is a horror / sci-fi classic.
Written by English genre master John Wyndham (The Day Of The Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids) the story is set in the peaceful, idylic English rural village of Midwich. A series of strange events culminates in a mass blackout. When the villagers awaken all the women discover they are pregnant. They give birth to children with strange eyes.
As the children age it becomes clear that something is very, very different about them.
The Night Manager and Hanna writer David Farr is working on an eight part adaption at ITV Studios. Route 24 is producing via Marc Samuelson. The production is for European broadcaster Sky TV so expect it on Sky in the UK and HBO in the US.