A New Show From 'Game Of Thrones' Writer George R. R. Martin Is Coming To Netflix Next Year

You find an amazing series on Netflix, binge-watch it all in about two days when you're hungover, then feel sad when there aren't any episodes left and it's all over. Then you do it all over again.

So, it's great news that we'll soon have something else to fill the void that we all know is coming. It's even better news to know that it's from George R. R. Martin - the guy behind Game of Thrones, whose fantasy novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, was adapted into the epic HBO series that will sadly soon come to an end.

The new show will be a TV adaptation of his book, Nightflyers, a horror that was published back in 1980, which was also turned into a film in 1987.

Credit: Nightflyers

Set in the distant future, the story follows a professor who uses a spaceship to intercept an alien spacecraft, which is believed to hold the key to the survival of Earth. There's also something about a jealous A.I. computer going crazy and everything turns homicidal. Yep, we're in.

Credit: Game of Thrones/Warner Bros

"I was delighted to have the chance to sit down and talk with [writer/creator] Jeff and [showrunner] Daniel, and learn more of their plans," Martin wrote on his LiveJournal. "NIGHTFLYERS was only a pilot script in May, but subsequently it has been picked up for a full ten-episode season order, with a substantial budget, one that should allow them to create a show that looks as good as modern audiences expect.

"They showed me drawings of some of the set designs, some very cool sets. They even showed me the NIGHTFLYER herself."

You'll be chuffed to hear that Martin also suggests there could be some similarities with Game of Thrones, and may even feature some of the same actors from the series.

The show will be shot on location in Ireland, like Game of Thrones. Credit: Game of Thrones/Warner Bros

"NIGHTFLYERS will be shot in the Republic of Ireland, I'm told, on sound stages in Limerick... which will give them access to the same great pool of Irish and British actors that GAME OF THRONES has tapped in Belfast (and considering how many characters we've killed, a lot of them should be available)."

He also adds, mysteriously: "Presently Cerone and Buhler and their team are deep in the throes of pre-production and casting... and I have some news on the casting front as well, a casting that has pleased me more than I can possibly say, which I will save for another post."

The show will consist of 10 episodes and will air next July - on SyFy in the United States and on Netflix internationally - and we can't friggin' wait.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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