George RR Martin's 'Nightflyers' Has Been Ordered To Series, Sets Lead Actors

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However, when violent and inexplicable events begin befalling the small crew of the spaceship Nightflyer, they realize the journey will be far more unsafe than the every imagined. Ultimately, surviving the journey will prove to be even harder than anyone thought.

Syfy channel has announced an official series order for the series "Nightflyers", based on a sci-fi-horror novella by George R.R. Martin, including new production and casting information for the 10-episode first season.

Writer Jeff Buhler penned the adaptation of Nightflyers for television and will continue to executive produce, along with showrunner Daniel Cerone.

Variety reports that Nightflyers, GRRM's 1985 short story, has been picked up by the cable channel Syfy, which, in the United Kingdom at least, is home to endless Buffy re-runs and other assorted trash.

For the rest of the casting, we can look forward to seeing Eastenders' Sam Strike as Thale, Teen Wolf's Maya Eshet as Lommie, Fargo's Angus Sampson as Rowan, and The Last Ship's Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhir.

The series is being produced in Ireland and while no premiere date has been set, it's exciting times for anyone that loves Martin's work. While the series will air on Syfy in the United States, it will be available on Netflix internationally. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films will also executive produce with Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions.

The genesis of Nightflyers occurred with George R.R. Martin's original 1980 novella of the same name, for which he received Japan's Seiun Award in 1983 for Best Foreign Language Short Story of the Year.

Robert Jaffe (1987's Nightflyers) will produce. Andrew McCarthy will also be a producer/director on the project, with Mike Cahill helming the pilot.