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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:40

George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' Picked Up to Series at Syfy

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George R.R. Martin has another drama coming to the small screen.

Syfy is near a deal to pick up the Game of Thrones creator's Nightflyers to series. Representatives from the NBCUniversal-owned cable network and producers Universal Cable Productions declined comment as multiple deals are still in the works.

Among them: UCP is negotiating with Netflix for a second window domestic and first window international streaming deal.

Nightflyers, picked up to pilot in June after being put into development in May, is based on Martin's 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name. It is set in the future on the eve of Earth's destruction and follows a crew of explorers who journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, the Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their 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. Production on the pilot is already underway; casting has not yet been determined.

Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder) penned the script and executive produces the UCP drama alongside Gene Klein (Suits), David Bartis (Mr.

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