Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin is a busy man. While he is currently working on finishing the next book in the ASOIAF series, The Winds of Winter, and five different Game of Thrones spin-off ideas with five different writers, that’s not all he’s doing. One of his earlier works, a novella called Nightflyers, is being adapted for TV by SyFy, as we had reported. Now, George has given a new update about the progress on that project to his fans. Read on!
Like many of you already know, George always updates his fans using his Not A Blog, and the latest one was about Nightflyers. The novella is set in space, and has been adapted once before, into a movie, back in 1987. Now, SyFy has taken up the responsibility of a possibly great adaptation. George finally met the people who will be helming the show, writer/creator Jeff Buhler, who has written the script, and showrunner Daniel Cerone.
Cerone has worked on The Blacklist, The Mentalist, and Dexter, while Buhler has worked on Eloise, Pet Sematary, and The Midnight Meat Train. George says that while the show will deviate from his work, the essence will stay the same.
He discussed the rights of the novella, which took a long path to their way to SyFy, and how the current script also handles the story in such a way that there’s scope to expand the concept into a few seasons. He also talked about some of the concept art the showrunners showed him, and revealed what the Nighflyer will look like :
Like Game of Thrones, Nightflyers will be filmed in Northern Ireland, and George has hinted about the possibility of Game of Thrones actors popping up on the show. The show is expected to debut this summer, in July, with SyFy handling USA, and Netflix, the rest of the world. So while Game of Thrones won’t return in its usual slot, seems like we’ll have another GRRM show to make up for that. Excited about the show? Talk to us in the comments, down below!