Childhood's End interview, part 2: Charles Dance on becoming Karellen

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Dec 15, 2015, 12:31 PM EST

WARNING: The following interview contains visual and spoken spoilers for Episode 1 of Syfy's Childhood's End

The first night of Childhood's End has come and gone, and with it, one of the big moments from the book: the revelation of the Overlord Karellen and his rather distinctive appearance, which hews pretty closely to the traditional depiction of Satan (or, at least, a particularly horny demon). That the folks behind the miniseries decided to go practical with Karellen's look is a pretty bold move, but when you've got an actor of Charles Dance's caliber behind the makeup, it makes things a whole lot easier.

During my interview with Dance and Mike Vogel, I had the opportunity to ask about the process behind bringing Karellen to life, and what it was like for the actors on set dealing with Dance as the devil. Check it out below. 


Night 2 of Childhood's End airs tonight at 8/7c on Syfy.