Here's Our First Look at the New George R.R. Martin TV Series 'Nightflyers'
Published Mar 20, 2018After what feels like forever, we're finally getting our first glimpse at the new George R.R. Martin TV series Nightflyers.
Set to debut on Syfy, it marks the first Martin TV project since the author's insanely successful HBO hit Game of Thrones, and the first trailer for the series has now been released. You can check it out for yourself below.
The space-set sci-fi horror series is based on Martin's 1980 novella of the same name, and as Martin himself explains in the trailer, "It's a haunted house story on a starship. It's Psycho in space."
The official synopsis, meanwhile, describes Nightflyers like this:
Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer — a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain — in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other — and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.
The show stars Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) and Brían F. O'Byrne, as well as a large ensemble of British actors. The Ireland-produced series will have executive producer Jeff Buhler also serving as its showrunner. Martin serves as exec producer as well, but he's not expected to have a huge role in developing the show. After all, he has a lot of Game of Thrones to work on, both for television and for the actual books themselves.
In addition to Syfy, Netflix is also involved with the development of Nightflyers, which is expected to premiere this fall. For now, though, check out the trailer below.
Nightflyers was also adapted into a full-length film back in 1987.