Game Of Thrones Author George RR Martin Gets Another TV Show

Calvin Saunders
January 6, 2018

Also of note, Netflix is co-producing the series with Universal Cable Productions, which will give Netflix the ability to stream the series internationally.

I guess that's not-so-great news, but there is good news; SyFy is picking up an altogether different GRRM story, and they've already cast the series. However, when violent and inexplicable events begin befalling the small crew of the spaceship Nightflyer, they realize the journey will be far more risky than the every imagined.

The show will star Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson, Eoin Macken as Karl D'Branin, David Ajala as Roy Eris, Sam Strike as Thale, Maya Eshet as Lommie, Angus Sampson as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhirl, and Brian F. O'Byrne as Auggie.

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).

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The streaming service has acquired non-US rights to the upcoming Nightflyers, to which NBCUniversal-owned Syfy has given the greenlight. The series has a long list of additional executive producers, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Robert Jaffe, and Doug Liman of Hypnotic. Andrew McCarthy (the one from all of those teen movies in the "80s) will be a producer-director, while Another Earth's Mike Cahill will direct the pilot".

The series, produced in Ireland, is moving forward with the support of the Government of Ireland, through the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board.

Martin will not be involved with the series day-to-day, as he is working on finishing "The Winds of Winter", the sixth installment in his "Song of Ice and Fire" book series, which serve as the basis for HBO's "Game of Thrones".

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