While “Game of Thrones” won’t ever come to Netflix, another of George R. R. Martin’s works is officially on it’s way. SyFy created a pilot for the series, based on his 1980 novella “Nightflyers”, a supernatural, sci-fi thriller (which was made into a movie in 1987) and Variety are now reporting that SyFy have ordered the full series with Netflix co-producing. Similar to the deal with “Star Trek: Discovery”, Netflix will have first streaming rights outside of America and it is possible that it will be shown weekly on Netflix – although this has yet to be confirmed.
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.
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
Image from 1987 movie poster