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Series From ‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Gets Green Light

Jan 4, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A series order has been given to a new project based on the George R.R. Martin novella “Nightflyers.” Syfy today announced that it is moving forward with the series, from Universal Cable Productions. The cast features Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala and Brían F. O’Byrne.

Outside the U.S., the series, which is also based on the 1987 film of the same name, will premiere on Netflix, which is a co-producer. Jeff Buhler (“Jacob’s Ladder”) wrote the adaptation for television and will executive produce alongside Daniel Cerone (“The Blacklist”), who will also serve as showrunner.

Martin will also executive produce, along with Gene Klein (“Suits”), David Bartis (“Suits”) and Doug Liman (“Live. Die. Repeat”) of Hypnotic; Alison Rosenzweig (“Jacob’s Ladder,” “Windtalkers”) and Michael Gaeta (“Jacob’s Ladder”) of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions.

Robert Jaffe (“Nightflyers,” 1987) will produce. Andrew McCarthy (“Orange is the New Black”) will be a producer-director on the project. Mike Cahill (“I Origin”) will direct the pilot.

“‘Nightflyers’ follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer — a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain — in the hope of making contact with alien life,” Syfy notes. “But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other — and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.”

The series, which is produced in Ireland, is moving forward with the support of the government of Ireland, through the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board.

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