Syfy’s Nightflyers, based on the novella by George R.R. Martin, unveiled a new trailer and behind-the-scenes video at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con. The upcoming sci-fi series will premiere this fall, and in the behind-the-scenes video the cast and George R.R. Martin talk about what viewers can expect and about the world that exists in the series.
Nightflyers stars Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D’Branin, Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Thale, and Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie. The cast also includes Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl, Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) as Agatha, David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) as Roy Eris, and Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie.
George R. R. Martin serves as an executive producer along with Jeff Buhler, Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill, Andrew McCarthy, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Doug Liman, Alison Rosenzweig, Michael Gaeta, Lloyd Ivan Miller, and Alice P. Neuhauser. Buhler adapted Martin’s novella and is the first season’s showrunner.
The Plot: In 2093, in hopes of making contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system, a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer. As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. It’s not long before their main mission becomes survival.