George R.R. Martin has proven with ‘Game of Thrones’ that adapting his work can hook viewers like nothing else and now Syfy is giving it a try with ‘Nightflyers.’ The latest trailer was released during San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and it looks like the novella has inspired something fun.

Space horror has always been one of my favorite things ever since seeing the original ‘Alien’ so when “There was a malfunction during launch, and it wasn’t an accident” I’m already interested.

You can check out the trailer right here!


Having not read the novella that this is based on, I couldn’t tell you if this is an alien presence or a ghost but something otherworldly is happening aboard this ship. This has the potential to be a terrifying entree into the space horror genre and if done right, could open a new door into a genre that hasn’t been done too often in television.

Of course, being on Syfy we know that fans of the network will take this as bittersweet news with the channel canceling fan-favorites just as often as they continue them.

Are you looking forward to checking out George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’? Did the first trailer for the series catch your interest? Share your thoughts below!


In 2093, in hopes of making contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system, a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer. As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. It’s not long before their main mission becomes survival.

NIGHTFLYERS is based on the novella by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as an executive producer on the project, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions and co-produced by Netflix. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill, and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers. Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman from Hypnotic; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions also serve as executive producers.

Source: TV Line