Syfy has officially ordered its planned adaptation of “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s novella “Nightflyers” to series and revealed the key cast.
The show will star Gretchen Mol is set to star as Dr. Agatha Matheson, alongside Eoin Macken as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala as Roy Eris, Sam Strike as Thale, Maya Eshet as Lommie, Angus Sampson as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhirl, and Brían F. O’Byrne as Auggie.
The story follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hopes of contacting alien life. Terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other with their survival soon at stake.
Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and will executive produce alongside Daniel Cerone, who will also serve as showrunner. Martin will also executive produce, along with Gene Klein, David Bartis, and Doug Liman.
Universal Cable Productions and Netflix will co-produce with the streaming service having first-run rights to the series outside of the United States.