Nightflyers – TV series, 2018

“Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship. It’s Psycho in space.”

Nightflyers is 2018 American science fiction horror television series, co-produced by the Syfy channel, based on the novella of the same name and the series of short stories by George R.R. Martin. The series will debut on December 2 through December 6, followed by episodes 6-10 on December 9 through December 13 with limited commercial interruption across all platforms.

Meanwhile, the series will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 12, 2019.

Plot:

Set in the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced spacecraft ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realise true horror isn’t waiting for them in outer space… it’s already on their ship.

Cast and characters:

  • Bronte Carmichael … Skye D’Branin
  • Phillip Rhys … Murphy
  • Miranda Raison … Tessia
  • Gwynne McElveen … Tobis – The Sleep ExperimentRipper Street TV series
  • Gretchen Mol … Dr. Agatha Matheson
  • Eoin Macken … Karl D’Branin
  • David Ajala … Roy Eris
  • Sam Strike … Thale
  • Maya Eshet … Lommie
  • Angus Sampson … Rowan
  • Jodie Turner-Smith … Melantha Jhir
  • Brían F. O’Byrne … Auggie

Development:

In 2016, it was announced that Syfy would be developing a series based on Martin’s novella. Later in 2017, it was announced that the series would rather be based on the film adaptation from 1987. George R.R. Martin will not be involved directly with the series due to his exclusive contract with HBO, however he will be credited as an executive producer.

Filming:

The series began production in early 2018 on location in Limerick, Ireland, and also at Limerick-based Troy Studios.

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