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George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ hits SYFY this December

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SYFY is borrowing a trick from Netflix and releasing “Nightflyers: Season 1” almost all at once. SYFY made the announcement at New York Comic-Con this afternoon, confirming a multi-platform rollout for the brand new series. The space horror-drama is based on the novella by George R.R. Martin, who is best known as the author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, which later became “Game of Thrones”.

The new rollout will bring all 10 episodes to viewers across all SYFY platforms, timed to the beginning of the linear telecast. This will give SYFY viewers the freedom to view the season anytime and anywhere. Viewers will be able to access the episodes through the SYFY channel, SYFY On Demand, online at SYFY.com and the SYFY app.

Audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the world of “Nightflyers” with episodes 1-5 debuting December 2nd through December 6th at 10/9c, and episodes 6-10 on December 9th through December 13th at 10/9c with limited commercial interruption across all platforms. Weekend marathons will give fans an additional opportunity to catch up on the series.

If you didn’t get a chance to get an exclusive look at the series at NYCC with us, you can still watch the new promotional trailer below.

If you haven’t been following along, the show is set in the year 2093. The story 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. SYFY teased the story adding, “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.”

The show stars Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Gretchen Mol, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, and Brían F. O’Byrne. George R.R. Martin is an executive producer on the show, which is also produced by Universal Cable Productions and co-produced by Netflix.

Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer, alongside Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic who also executive produce. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions also serve as executive producers.

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