SyFy’s Nightflyers reveals trailer and first look at Comic-Con


The team from SyFy’s upcoming thriller series Nightflyers premiered a trailer and first looks details at Comic-Con.

The cast and executive producer/showrunner, Jeff Buhler, appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to premiere a first look and trailer for the upcoming science fiction series. While Nightflyers is executive produced by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin he did not appear in person, instead of sending a video greeting that introduced the audience to the first few minutes of the pilot episode.

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SyFy’s Nightflyers is an ambitious adaptation of Martin’s 1980 novella. The series follows eight scientists and a telepath who set out to explore the question of re-settling the human race on another planet when faced with Earth’s dwindling resources and increasingly unlivable conditions. The series apparently uses the “framework” of Martin’s novella from which to create a more immediate and realistic drama. “Instead of going with the 1000-world universe created by Martin, we stepped back a little from the complexity of that world to create a story that takes place 75 years in our own future so that everything feels very realist” and “based on current technology,” said Buhler.

Buhler continues that the setting allows the series to examine current social and environmental issues – what we’re going to do when life on Earth is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Do we take to the stars and build new colonies, start using the resources on other planets? Does that solution keep us from facing up to our responsibility for the current situation? “It’s not post-apocalyptic Earth where nobody can live, but imagine all the problems that we talk about today,” explained Buhler.

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Joining Buhler on the panel were series stars Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Angus Sampson, and fellow executive producers Gene Klein and David Bartis. Buhler says viewers will see the influence sci-fi classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Aliens on the series and that it will feel like watching “big science fiction.”

Source: Deadline