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SYFY and Netflix Announce Series Order For NIGHTFLYERS

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 4 years ago

Syfy has officially announced a series pickup for George R.R.Martin’s novella (and 1987 film of the same name) Nightflyers.

The series 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 tight knit 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. 

Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) is set to star as Dr. Agatha Matheson, alongside Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) as Roy Eris, Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Thale, Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl and Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie.

Nightflyers will be produced in Ireland, and is moving forward with the support of the Government of Ireland, through the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board.

Meanwhile, the series will premiere on Netflix (for those outside of the US)

Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) wrote the adaptation for television and will executive produce alongside Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist) who will also serve as showrunner.

Mike Cahill (I Origin) will direct the pilot.

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