Syfy has given 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. Ahead of the series premiere this coming Fall, the network has released a first look video teaser today, featuring Martin.
“Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship,” says Martin. “It’s Psycho in space.”
Check out the first look video below.
“The drama 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.
Jeff Buhler just took over as the new showrunner.
Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.