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George RR Martin's 'Nightflyers' Scores Series Order at Syfy, Sets Cast

George RR Martin's 'Nightflyers' Scores Series Order at Syfy, Sets Cast

Syfy cousin Universal Cable Productions will produce the show, with Netflix a coproducer and worldwide rights holder.

We'll be reluctantly waiting until 2019 for the final season of Game of Thrones, but thankfully other George R.R. Martin projects are coming along to keep us entertained, like a possible Game of Thrones prequel and a whole bunch of spin-offs, an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death for HBO, and now another series announced Thursday.

Variety reports that Nightflyers, GRRM's 1985 short story, has been picked up by the cable channel Syfy, which, in the United Kingdom at least, is home to endless Buffy re-runs and other assorted trash.

Nightflyers will also star Eoin Macken, Karl D'Branin, David Ajala, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith and Brian F. O'Byrne.

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Nightflyers will be a drama that follows eight scientists and a powerful telepath who board the Nightflyer ship and journey to the edges of our solar system in the hopes of making contact with alien life.

Screenplay duties fall to Jeff Buhler, who wrote 2008's The Midnight Meat Train and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Semetary.

"We are looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R. Martin's chilling world of Nightflyers", Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a July statement. They travel aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films will also executive produce with Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. It's set in Martin's "Thousand Worlds" universe, which despite containing a thousand worlds, could not find room for Westeros. The pilot will be directed by Mike Cahill (I Origin).


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