Prepare for one more George R.R. Martin drama to move to the small display screen. 


The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Syfy has ordered Martin’s Nightflyers to series. The NBCUniversal-owned cable community’s representatives, in addition to producers Common Cable Productions, declined to touch upon the information since a number of offers are at the moment underway. 

Regardless of the tight lips from the brass behind the upcoming present, we all know that the Nightflyers pilot was ordered back in June and original plans for it have been revealed Might, so it was solely a matter of time earlier than a full series pick-up grew to become a actuality. 

Primarily based on Martin’s 1980 novella and 1987 movie of the identical identify, Nightflyers takes root in a distant future on the eve of Earth’s destruction. The story facilities round a gaggle of explorers who journey in probably the most technologically superior ship within the universe (named the Nightflyer, naturally) on a mission to intercept an ominous alien spacecraft, which might maintain the important thing to humanity’s survival. Because the crew approaches their goal and inches nearer to their remaining vacation spot, they make a heart-stopping discovery: the Nightflyer’s synthetic intelligence system and their shrouded-in-mystery captain might very properly be launching them on a trajectory towards deadly and unspeakable terrors hidden within the depths of area.

Casting for the series hasn’t but been decided, and it stays unclear if that course of has begun at the time of writing, however manufacturing on the pilot has already began. We’ll replace you as we study extra. 

Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) wrote the Nightflyers script, and is hooked up to government produce alongside Gene Klein (Fits), David Bartis (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Doug Liman (Fringe of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identification), Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta (Jacob’s Ladder), and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser. Robert Jaffe (Nightflyers movie) will produce the series. 

Martin is not concerned within the series at all, apart from his work getting used because the supply materials, however that should not come as an excessive amount of of a shock given his general cope with HBO. The prolific creator is at the moment co-writing two of the attainable four Game of Thrones spin-offs which can be within the works. 

Nightflyers joins Syfy’s hefty scripted roster, which incorporates 12 Monkeys, Channel Zero, The Expanse, The Magicians, Killjoys, Z Nation, Wynonna Earp, and Van Helsing. Two different series, Blood Drive and Dark Matter, have been just lately faraway from the checklist after they have been canceled earlier this month.

Till further Nightflyers data is launched, discover out why one other of Martin’s series, Pores and skin Commerce, can be better than Game of Thrones.