It’s no secret that ‘Game of Thrones,’ based on the written works of prolific author George R.R. Martin, is kind of a big deal and a huge financial success for HBO.  Surprising no one, then, other TV networks are starting to mine Martin’s back-catalog of “other” works of fiction.  SyFy has landed on ‘Nightflyers,’ based on a mid-1980s novella of the same name.

From a 1985 short-story collection, ‘Nightflyers’ is described as a sci-fi horror story.  The tale has actually been adapted to film once already, via a 1987 movie that was heavily altered from the source material and did not fare well.

The new series has a creative team in place featuring some notable names. The show’s production team includes Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Alison Rosenzweig, Michael Gaeta, Lloyd Ivan Miller, Alice P. Neuhauser, and Jeff Buhler, and Robert Jaffe.  Jaffe co-produced and wrote the screenplay for the 1987 film adaptation.

Here’s the show’s official description from SyFy.  No release date for the series has been set as of yet.

Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.

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Tony Schaab rolls his eyes when he hears kids reference a screen-cap of the original NES Super Mario game as a “Minecraft Mario” – you damn kids, get off my lawn!  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Twitter or follow him on Facebook to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.