George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Gets Terrifying First Trailer

Brenda Watkins
July 20, 2018

This is the first full trailer for George R.R. Martin's new Syfy series Nightflyers, which just made its debut at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The ten-episode series will be airing on Syfy in the USA, and will hit Netflix in the rest of the world at some point in 2019 - though there's no official date yet. Although Martin didn't have enough clout at the time to influence those decisions for the book cover and the film, he asked to be put in contact with the Nightflyers producers to make it known that he preferred a Black actress be cast in the role. The bad news is that it looks nothing like Game of Thrones.

Nightflyers, premiering this fall on Syfy, takes place hundreds of years in the future when humans have colonized the solar system.

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The trailer follows a group of eight scientists on the "Nightflyer" spaceship.

The series, which is executive produced by Game of Thrones author Martin, stars Irish actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) and Brían F O'Byrne (Love/Hate) alongside Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6), Sam Strike (EastEnders), Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf), Angus Sampson (Fargo) and Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship). Martin has described the story as "a haunted-house story on a starship" and "Psycho in space". 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.

Nightflyers will premiere in the autumn, on Syfy in the U.S. and Netflix in India and the rest of the world.

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