The space saga "Nightflyers", based on "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin’s 1980 "Analog" magazine novella and 1987 film of the same name, has been greenlit for a TV pilot, to be shot in Ireland by director Mike Cahill, starring Gretchen Mol for Syfy:
"...'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.
"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..."
Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the potential series outside of North America.
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