George RR Martin's NIGHTFLYERS Sets Sail At SyFy

The author has yet another TV series on the way, this one based on his 1980 novella Nightflyers, and it sounds nothing like Game of Thrones. The show was unofficially picked up in September as part of ongoing negotiations with Netflix to become co-producers, which now has first-run rights outside of the U.S.

Variety reports that Nightflyers, GRRM's 1985 short story, has been picked up by the cable channel Syfy, which, in the United Kingdom at least, is home to endless Buffy re-runs and other assorted trash.

Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) stars as Dr. Agatha Matheson, alongside Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D'Branin, David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) as Roy Eris, Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Thale, Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl and Brían F. O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie.

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Nightflyers follows the crew of a science vessel travelling into interstellar space hoping to contact extraterrestrial life. However, when violent and inexplicable events begin befalling the small crew of the spaceship Nightflyer, they realize the journey will be far more risky than the every imagined.

Martin has an executive producer credit but promised that he won't play an active role with the series, giving his blessing to Buhler and Cerone. The network revealed they were developing the novella as a series back in May. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films along with Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions are also onboard. The book was already adapted into a 1987 film, which will also provide inspiration for the series. It's set in Martin's "Thousand Worlds" universe, which despite containing a thousand worlds, could not find room for Westeros.

Nightflyers has yet to set a release date.

  • Michelle Webb