‘Nightflyers’ – Eoin Macken and Jodie Turner-Smith on Their Characters and George R.R. Martin’s Book

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Nightflyers Eoin Macken and Jodie Turner-Smith Interview

Eoin Macken stars as Karl D’Branin in the new sci-fi series, ‘Nightflyers’ (Photo by: Jonathan Hession / Syfy)

Syfy’s new series Nightflyers launched on Sunday, December 2, 2018 and will continue to air its 10 episode season over a 12 day period. Episode one through five will air on consecutive nights beginning December 2nd through December 6th. Episodes six through 10 will air one new episode per night beginning December 9th and ending on December 13th.

The series is based on the George R.R. Martin novella and stars Eoin Macken, Jodie Turner-Smith, David Ajala, Gretchen Mol, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, and Brían F. O’Byrne. Author Martin serves as an executive producer along with Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill, Andrew McCarthy, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Doug Liman, Alison Rosenzweig, Michael Gaeta, Lloyd Ivan Miller, and Alice P. Neuhauser. Jeff Buhler adapted Martin’s novella and is the series’ showrunner. Buhler also executive produces.

The cast of the sci-fi series took part in a panel at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con as well as roundtable interviews with the press. Paired together to discuss the show, Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) and Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) talked about the appeal of being a part of Nightflyers. They also chatted about their characters (Karl D’Branin and Melantha Jhirl), the sets, and Martin’s book.

The Nightflyers Plot:

“Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers 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.”

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Kevin Finnerty

Kevin Finnerty

Professional film critic since 2003 and a member of the San Diego Film Critics Society. Host of “The Movie Guys” radio film review show from 2007 through 2013. Film and television critic for Showbizjunkies.com and a movie buff since 1973.
Kevin Finnerty
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