We have to wait until 2019 for Game of Thrones to return, but author George R.R. Martin has a surprise up his sleeve that may ease our pain.
SyFy network announced yesterday that it closed a deal with Martin to adapt his novella Nightflyers, which predates his GoT novel A Song of Fire and Ice.
The series follows eight scientists, a telepath, a small crew and a reclusive captain who travel to the edge of our solar system in a ship called the Nightflyer to make contact with alien life. But when a series of violent events transpire, the gang of misfits begins to turn against each other. So it’s basically a dark Gilligan’s Island in space.
The forthcoming show stars Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) as Dr. Agatha Metheson, Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala (Falling Water) as Roy Eris, Sam Strike (Timeless) as Thale, Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl and Brían F. O’Byrne (The Magicians) as Auggie. Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) adapted the novella for TV.
An air date has yet to be announced, but let’s consider this our own personal parka sent courtesy of George R.R. Martin to keep us warm this lonely GoT-free winter.