SyFy order a full TV season based on George R.R. Martin Novella Nightflyers

Another of George RR Martin's works is being developed for television; while HBO are wrapping up Game Of Thrones, SyFy are pushing a head with a full season order, based on his 1980's novella Nightflyers.

Deadline has confirmed that SyFy and Universal Cable Prods are also in negotiations with Netflix for international distribution and co-producing the series. SyFy had previously ordered a plot back in June. Dan Cerone will act as show runner.

The novella is supernatural space thriller set on the eve of Earth’s destruction, based around the crew of the most advanced ship in the galaxy - the titular Nightflyer. The crew are trying to intercept a mysterious alien ship which they believe holds the key to humanity's survival. However, a more sinister mission may be underway...

Nightflyers will be adapted for television by Jeff Buhler, while Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman will all executive produce under production company Hypnotic, which Liman co-owns with Bartis. Robert Jaffe will also be on board as a producer, having written the screenplay for the 1987 film adaptation of  Nightflyers.

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Game of Thrones

Based on the bestselling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones has revolutionised the fantasy genre for mainstream television. With new prequel series in the pipeline, the show bows out in 2019 with a spectacular six-part finale. Check out our extensive coverage of the show with our Game of Thrones Revisited, covering every episode from seasons one to seven.

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