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. The series has been described by Martin as “Psycho in space,” and Syfy let us know today that it’s coming this Fall.
In the meantime, watch a new teaser below.
“In 2093, in hopes of making contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system, a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer. As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. It’s not long before their main mission becomes survival.”
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.