Under the Dome star will headline Syfy's Childhood's End

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Nov 21, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

Syfy has just filled a pivotal role for the upcoming miniseries Childhood's End. If you're a fan of CBS' Under the Dome, you'll know a thing or two about actor Mike Vogel. Once again, he's being pushed to the forefront of an unusual event. 

In Childhood's End, Vogel will take the lead as Ricky Stormgren. He's a midwestern farmer who's given the epic task of bridging human and alien life. He's chosen to act as a representive to an extraterrestrial species that's interested in aiding humanity. 

It's a stressful task that will weigh heavily on him. “Ricky struggles with his new-found fame as a blue collar prophet, facing the weight of the entire world looking to him for answers.” It surely doesn't help that the alien Overlords' boss, Karellen, is played by Game of Thrones alum Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister). Talk about intimidating. 

Childhood's End will be a six-part miniseries written by Matthew Graham (BBC's Life on Mars). It's based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Arthur C. Clarke. Childhood's End is expected to premiere sometime next year. 

What do you think of Vogel headlining the series? Will you be watching?

(via EW)