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Syfy Orders George R.R Martin’s Supernatural Thriller Pilot ‘NIGHTFLYERS’

June 23, 2017

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Syfy has given a green light order for NIGHTFLYERS, a supernatural thriller pilot based on the novel by George R.R Martin and the 1987 film.

Universal Cable Productions and Hypnotic (USA’s Suits) is in the process of setting up a writers room to generate backup scripts in prep for a potential series pickup.

Jeff Buhler wrote the adaption, which is set in the future of the eve of Earth’s destruction. In the hope of making contact with alien life, eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard the Nighflyer, a ship with a small, tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place, they start to question one another– and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.

Bill McGoldrick, EVP Scripted Development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment said:

“We are looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R Martin’s chilling world of NIGHTFLYERS. The script that Jeff delivered encapsulates this classic sci-fi horror story and adapts it to a platform where we can truly explore the depths of madness.”

NIGHTFLYERS will be executive produced by Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic, Buhler, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films, Lloyd Ivan miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. Robert Jaff who wrote and produced the 1987 film, produces.

NIGHTFLYERS is one of the two projects that Martin has optioned with Syfy with UCP for TV series, along with Wild Cars. However, Martin is not involved in the projects as he i under an exclusive deal at HBO.

 

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