Released onto Blu-ray last week after premiering on Syfy back in December, the George R.R. Martin adaptation “Nightflyers” seemed to come and go with little fanfare, so it’s no big surprise to learn this week that Syfy has given the outer space-set horror series the axe.
Noted by Variety, “Nightflyers” was, to date, the most expensive series that Syfy had ever produced, and the numbers weren’t high enough to justify spending on a second season.
In the series, from showrunner Jeff Buhler…
“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.