Syfy has released the first overtly creepy new teaser for Nightflyers, the upcoming sci-fi horror series based on the 1980 novella, and subsequent short stories, by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
In what sounds like a somewhat cliched narrative, Nightflyers follows eight scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on a journey to the end of the solar system in hopes of making contact with an ancient, nomadic race of aliens. They instead find horror aboard their vessel, manned by a tight-knit crew and a reclusive captain, as an unseen force begins picking them off one by one. Sounds spooky, eh kids?
Warning: This teaser has lots of flashing strobe-like images which features an intentionally over-the-top attempt at a creepy little girl, who rattles off a list of unpleasantly announced words that include blood, kill, hate, etc. I’m not sure what she has to do with this story which as I already stated takes place on a deep space mission on board a spaceship.
Nightflyers was previously adapted in 1987 as a film written and produced by Robert Jaffe, who will return to produce the Syfy series.
Nightflyers stars 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 Brían F. O’Byrne as Auggie. More information regarding the series, such as premiere date, number of episodes, etc. have yet to be announced.