nightflyers teaser

I did not plan to attend two panels dedicated to upcoming television shows about evil spaceships and doomed crews on the first full day of Comic-Con, but here we are. The first of them was YouTube’s Origin, which looked like a slick, schlocky and fun riff on Event Horizon and Lost. An effective B-movie. Good junk food. But the other show? The other show looks to have higher aspirations and it has become one of my most anticipated pieces of entertainment arriving in 2018.

That show is Nightflyers, Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin‘s 1980 science fiction/horror novella of the same name. And while it may sound reductive to call the footage we saw “The Shining in a spaceship,” I intend that statement to read as high praise. This series looks smart, impeccably crafted, and absolutely unforgiving in its depiction of both psychological and visceral horror.

Read More »

Nightflyers trailer

Years before publishing the detailed world of Westeros in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin wrote Nightflyers, a futuristic novella about a crew trapped inside a spaceship. Now the show is being turned into a Syfy series, and a new trailer just debuted at San Diego Comic-Con International. Check it out below. Read More »

nightflyers teaser

When George R.R. Martin‘s 1980 novella Nightflyers got its first feature film adaptation in 1987, the sci-fi film was the height of camp: low-budget, self-indulgent, and just plain weird. And though the cable network Syfy has a fair share of shows that embody exactly that kind of camp, its Nightflyers adaptation couldn’t be further from that description. The creepy, bloody, and freaky Nightflyers teaser gives us a glimpse of the serious and brooding Syfy take that Martin’s science-fiction horror story deserves.

Read More »

Wildling trailer

Attention, citizens: do not panic. It’s time for a trailer round-up. We’ve cast a wide net into the sea of trailers, and hauled back some keepers for you. Thank us later. Below you’ll see new trailers for the Syfy series Nighflyers, the horror movie Wildling, the TBS series The Last OG, the drama An Ordinary Man, the uplifting sports movie The Miracle Season and the Adventure Time series finale.

Read More »

nightflyers series

After rumors floating around for the better part of a year and an excited blog update from George R.R. Martin himself, Syfy has officially picked up the Nightflyers series.

An adaptation of Martin’s 1980 “haunted starship” novella, Nightflyers has received the green light to begin production, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) penning and producting the series alongside showrunner Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist). The cast includes Boardwalk Empire star Gretchen Mol, The Night Shift‘s Eoin Macken, and more.

Read More »

nightflyers series

There are procrastinators, then there’s George R.R. Martin. The Song of Ice and Fire author may have stepped back from his executive producer role in HBO’s Game of Thrones to focus on finishing his long-in-the-works book The Winds of Winter, but another shiny object has caught his eye lately: Syfy’s TV adaptation of Martin’s 1980 sci-fi horror novella, Nightflyers.

To be fair, Martin has been involved with talks about the series since spring of this year, but he’s back to giving us updates on his blog about the upcoming adaptation. The newest announcement: Syfy has picked up the series for a 10-episode first season.

Read More »

new Syfy logo

The Syfy channel, formerly called Sci Fi, turns 25 years old this September. Syfy is making some changes for the 25th anniversary. They’re expanding across the board by ordering some new high-profile shows, acquiring a few major film titles, doing more with Syfy Wire, and even by going with a new logo.

Below, find out how they’re rebranding and check out the new Syfy logo.

Read More »