The Midwich Cuckoos: Season 1

The Midwich Cuckoos: Season 1

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Every woman of child-bearing age within a small town suddenly falls pregnant without explanation in this British mystery series. More

Midwich is a quiet commuter town where nothing much happens. That is, until the twilight hours of a late summer’s day, when everyone within a set area of the town falls unconscious. The curious incident seems temporary and those affected regain consciousness, but every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant. As the children of the phenomenon grow, it becomes clear they are not of this world.

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2022Rating: TV-14UKRoute 24, Snowed-In Productions, Sky Studios
DramaScience Fiction

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Bad Things

May 6th begins like any other day in Midwich. But... More as dusk falls, the lives of its residents are profoundly altered forever. As family members fight to save their loved ones from an unknown fate, a community is forged in a way nobody thought possible.

EPISODE 1.2

In This Together

Midwich is recovering from the blackout when a shocking discovery... More is made: every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone on May 6th has fallen pregnant. But of graver concern to Dr Susannah Zellaby is the unnerving responses of the pregnant women.

EPISODE 1.3

The Hive

Three years after the blackout. The children are entering the... More second phase of their development. Susannah notices changes in their behaviour and makes a terrifying discovery. Her worst fears are realised when a forgotten mother emerges.

EPISODE 1.4

Hide and Seek

Whilst investigating Amrita's disappearance, Paul's own attachment to Nathan is... More challenged. Susannah tries to understand the cause of the children's violent instincts. The children now see Susannah as a threat and use their powers to neutralise her.

EPISODE 1.5

Why Are You Lying?

With Susannah ostracised, the children's hold on Midwich strengthens. When... More Paul awakens to the children's true nature, he pleads with Susannah to try to forge a truce with them. Meanwhile Zoe and Sam are galvanised into action by another miracle.

EPISODE 1.6

Not an Ice Cream

Two years later. The children go behind Susannah's back to... More express their desire to leave Midwich and Susannah suspects ulterior motives at work. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes one of the families. Paul and Susannah work together to uncover the truth.

EPISODE 1.7

Departure

After more bloodshed, the children plan to leave. Susannah volunteers... More to go with them and strives to get Cassie to safety. It is evident now that they must be stopped. And there's no easy way out.

The Midwich Cuckoos: Season 1 | Reviews

71%14 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(A) pedestrian remake of the creepy sci-fi novel. Given the times we live in, it’s a hugely wasted opportunity.

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The Times

The Times

Despite a few eye-rolling “as if” moments, (it's) a lush, bingeable treat, even though it sometimes moves at a glacial pace...

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Independent

Independent

It may sound fun but, despite the terrific Keeley Hawes, this adaptation is humourless and tedious.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

After a mid-series slump, the show blossoms into a captivating conspiracy thriller...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

The main issue is that there doesn’t seem to be much underpinning the eeriness.

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail

It has its moments of tension and the kids are creepy but, at seven episodes, it feels stretched.

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The Midwich Cuckoos: Season 1 | Release Details

The Midwich Cuckoos: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Stan.