Syfy has picked up “Nightflyers” for a ten-episode first season according to author George R. R. Martin who penned the original 1980 novella and serves as executive producer on the project.
In the project 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 Earth’s 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.
Daniel Cerone will act as showrunner while Jeff Buhler has penned the pilot for the series which will be shot in Ireland. The series aims to debut late July on Syfy in the U.S. and on Netflix around the rest of the world.