Nightflyers, based on the 1980 Martin novella and the 1987 film, will star Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, and Brian F. O’Byrne. An official synopsis of the series reads, “Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer–a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain–in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other–and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.”
The story sounds like a complete departure from Game of Thrones. For fans who are unfamiliar with Martin’s work outside of the HBO series, Nightflyers was first released in 1980, before being included in a short story collection in 1985.
Martin will serve as executive producer on the new series, alongside Jeff Bruhl (Jacob’s Ladder), Gene Kleinn (Suits), David Bartis (Suits), Doug Liman (American Made), and Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist), who will also serve as showrunner. While the series will air on Syfy in the United States, it will be available on Netflix internationally.
A release date for Nightflyers has not been revealed. Place your bets now on whether it will premiere before The Winds of Winter finally arrives in bookstores.
Published at Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:29:00 +0000