Syfy has released a first look at their upcoming new series Nightflyers based on the novella by George R. R. Martin and the 1987 film adaptation. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Daniel Cerone was exiting as the series showrunner to be replaced by Jeff Buhler who wrote the pilot. Martin joins the cast and crew in this clip talking about the new series.
Nightflyers follows eight scientists and a powerful telepath that head out on a journey of exploration to the outer edge of the solar system on board a ship called the Nightflyer. There hope is to make contact with alien life — but things go very wrong when violent events take place and everyone from the scientist and the crew to the ships captain begin to suspect each other.
The cast includes Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) as Dr. Agatha Matheson, 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. Mike Cahill (I Origin) will direct the pilot.
Nightflyers will premiere this fall on Syfy.