Later this year, Syfy will unleash a new adaptation of Nightflyers, George R.R. Martin‘s short novella that was originally published in 1980. A theatrical adaptation followed in 1987, but the upcoming Nightflyers TV series will expand the story and further explore the sci-fi universe created by Martin. However, the newest teaser from Syfy hints at the horrors ahead for the crew of the ship, as Bronte Carmichael’s Skye D’Branin shares some ominous words about what to expect. “Kill, hate, burn, death.” It definitely sounds like a GRRM story!Nightflyers stars Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Brían F. O’Byrne as a team of scientists who are on a potentially historic first contact mission to meet an alien race described as “ancient” and “nomadic.” However, their voyage will become a living nightmare as they begin to fall to something malevolent on the ship. There’s nowhere to run in this scenario.
Martin has previously described Nightflyers as a haunted house story set on a spaceship. That’s not an inaccurate way to set up audience expectations, but there’s more to this tale than just a few scares. Because this is an expansion of the original story, the Nightflyers TV series will have the opportunity to flesh out the characters and the universe they inhabit. Once the initial tale is adapted, Nightflyers could potentially have a much bigger canvas to play with. We’re very excited about the possibilities.
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