While Game of Thrones fans have to wait until 2019 for another season, the news that creator George RR Martin is getting another TV show may help put that disappointment at ease.His new TV show, Nightflyers, starring Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, and Brian F. O'Byrne, is based on the 1980 Martin novella and the 1987 film. The story will be getting a modern-day makeover in the new TV series that will air on SyFy initially, then Netflix internationally.
The synopsis of the upcoming TV series reads:
"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."
Just from the description, the show seems to be a full departure from the Game of Thrones series which I never really got into much. I know, bring on the downvotes. But I'm definitely pumped for a new sci-fi story I can sink into, and it sounds like this one has the potential to do just that.
Martin will serve as executive producer on the series, along with Jeff Bruhl (Jacob's Ladder), Gene Kleinn (Suits), David Bartis (Suits), Doug Liman (American Made), and Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist).
A release date is not yet available for Nightflyers, but I can imagine it will be sometime either this spring or early summer.