George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers cancelled at SYFY
Following the series debut of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers last December, Deadline reports that SYFY has officially decided to not renew the horror sci-fi thriller for a second season. The series’ season one is already available for streaming on Netflix.
The series starred Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) as Dr. Agatha Matheson, alongside Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) as Roy Eris, Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Thale, Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl, and Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie.
Nightflyers followed eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain — in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other — and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.
The series is based on author George R.R. Martin’s novella and the 1987 film of the same name. Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) wrote the adaptation for television. Buhler also served as executive producer alongside Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist), who was also the showrunner. Martin was an executive producer, along with Gene Klein (Suits), David Bartis (Suits) and Doug Liman (Live. Die. Repeat) of Hypnotic; Alison Rosenzweig (Jacob’s Ladder, Windtalkers) and Michael Gaeta (Jacob’s Ladder) of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. Robert Jaffe (Nightflyers – 1987) produced the series with Andrew McCarthy (Orange is the New Black) as a producer-director on the project. Mike Cahill (I Origin) directed the pilot.
The series was produced by Universal Cable Productions. Netflix was co-producing and has the first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.