In 1980 “Game of Thrones” author released a novella called “Nightflyers”, a supernatural, sci-fi thriller. Now, in 2018, it is being brought back to life by SyFy with Netflix co-producing. Similar to the deal with “Star Trek: Discovery”, Netflix will have first streaming rights outside of America and it is likely that it will be shown weekly on Netflix.
The Nightflyer is a ship with a small crew on the outer reaches of the solar system – it’s mission is to contact alien life. You can see the first look below:
Confirmed cast includes:
Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson
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
Brían F. O’Byrne as Auggie
Based on George R. R. Martin’s novella and set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept an alien spacecraft. One that might just hold the key to their survival.