Back in January, Syfy gave a full series order to a small screen adaptation of “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin’s 1980 supernatural novella “Nightflyers”, which was originally adapted as a feature film back in 1987. Jeff Buhler, who adapted Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train, has just increased his role on the series.
Tracking Board reports today that Daniel Cerone, who had been appointed as the “Nightflyers” showrunner, has departed due to creative differences. Buhler, who is both executive producer and writer of the series, will be taking over as the showrunner.
“The drama, based on Martin’s 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name, follows eight scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system aboard the Nightflyer, a ship with a small tight-knit crew and a reclusive captain, in the hopes of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying events begin to take place, paranoia sets in and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone anticipated.”
Gretchen Mol stars as Dr. Agatha Matheson, alongside Eoin Macken as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala as Roy Eris, Sam Strike as Thale, Maya Eshet as Lommie, Angus Sampson as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhirl, and Brían F. O’Byrne as Auggie.
“Nightflyers” is executive produced by Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic; Jeff Buhler; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. Robert Jaffe, writer and producer of the 1987 Nightflyers feature adaptation, produces.
Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.