Great news for fans of the 1980 George R.R. Martin novella Nightflyers. According to Deadline, Syfy has just announced that it has ordered a series based on the science-fiction thriller, and that Netflix will co-produce. The streaming service will also hold the first-run rights for the series outside of the United States. Martin’s novella, which had previously been adapted into a feature film in 1987 to a generally negative reaction, will be produced by Syfy’s production arm Universal Cable Productions.
With only two abbreviated seasons left of Game of Thrones, fans will soon need to turn elsewhere to get their George RR Martin fix! Variety reports that the Syfy network is looking to fill the upcoming void by ordering a pilot episode of a new television series based on Martin’s science fiction horror novella, Nightflyers.
Nightflyers was originally adapted into a feature film in 1987. The new series is based upon a script written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train). NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s executive vice president of scripted development, Bill McGoldrick, offered these thoughts on the upcoming project: read more