George R.R. Martin Describes New Series 'Nightflyers' As 'Psycho In Space'
The first trailer for the latest George R.R. Martin TV show has dropped, and the Game of Thrones author promises that it will be like 'Psycho in space'. Watch it below:
Nightflyers is based upon a novella of the same name written by the American author in 1980 and will be adapted into a 10-part drama on Syfy.
Most people will only know George RR Martin for his work on Game of Thrones - he wrote the A Song of Fire and Ice series of books that the first 6 seasons of the popular HBO show were based on.
The series has sold more than 60 million books - while GoT has grown to become the biggest show on television.
As fans will know, the TV series has moved away from the story arc of the books in recent years, but only because Martin couldn't churn them out quickly enough.
Nightflyers promises to be a pretty scary science fiction thriller that is set on a spaceship called - you guessed it - Nightflyer.
The crew are off on a mission to find a mysterious alien race when - as it always seems to - things take a dramatic turn for the worse.
Speaking in the official trailer, Martin says: "Nightflyers is a haunted house story in a starship. It's Psycho in space.
"I can't wait to see it come alive on the screen."
The trailer itself is a collection of atmospheric smash-cuts with an atmospheric soundtrack, as well as members of the cast and crew talking about how good the series promises to be - and how difficult it was to make.
One crew member says: "Nightflyers is like nothing you've ever seen before."
Meanwhile, another adds: "If I were to describe this series in three words it would be 'just fucking awesome'."
They're pretty confident, and - to be fair - it looks pretty slick and they've obviously spent a bucketful of cash on it. It is reportedly the most expensive show the Syfy channel has ever made.
The story has been adapted before - in 1985 a film version was made but it didn't exactly perform well and Syfy will be hoping that their series does a bit better.
Netflix is on board as well and if everything goes to plan the series will be available to watch this autumn.
That's all we know, but they will surely release more trailers and information as the year wears on.
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