The latest trailer for the highly anticipated SyFy series Nightflyers has been released at San Diego Comic Con, and it is enough to get us even more excited for the upcoming science fiction / horror series to release. Like the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, Nightflyers is based on a book written by George R. R. Martin, so that fact alone already makes the series more promising.
Unfortunately, George R. R. Martin is not able to be directly involved with the development of Nightflyers like he is with Game of Thrones due to his contract with HBO. However, this hopefully won't be too detrimental. Martin is still receiving an Executive Producer credit for the series, which is certainly a proper credit for the person who originally thought up the story. The series is being helmed by Daniel Cerone, who is best known for showrunning the hit series Dexter, in addition to playing an important hand in writing The Blacklist, The Mentalist, Constantine, and Charmed. All things considered, it's safe to say that Nightflyers is in the right hands, and the latest trailer backs this up rather well.
Shockingly, the TV adaptation of Nightflyers won't be solely based on the novella written by George R. R. Martin. Instead, it will be primarily based on the 1987 movie that was inspired by the book. While the movie was a rather accurate adaptation of the book, it's still interesting to see that the show is taking more inspiration from the movie than the original book itself. Here is the official synopsis for SyFy's Nightflyers.
"Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers is a psychological thriller that follows a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space-it's already on their ship."
Nightflyers began production early this year, but there is no official update on when it will officially wrap production, if it hasn't already. Most of the series was filmed in Limerick, Ireland at Troy Studios. While the show is primarily being helmed by SyFy, shockingly Netflix took some control as well as co-producer. Because of this, Netflix is in charge of the show's airing rights outside of the United States, and has secondary airing rights domestically. We will see how strictly this affects the release further down the road, but it's possible that the countries that aren't the U.S. may have to wait until the first season ends in the U.S. to even see episode one.
The latest trailer from Nightflyers certainly shows a lot of promise and should be able to attract plenty of science fiction and horror audiences, in addition to anyone who has enjoyed any of George R. R. Martin's previous adaptations like Game of Thrones. You can watch the latest trailer from SyFy for yourself below, and be sure to tune into Nightflyers for yourself later this year.