George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Syfy Pilot Eyes Series Order In Partnership With Netflix & Dan Cerone As Showrunner

Deadline | 9/13/2017 | Nellie Andreeva
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Nightflyers, picked up to pilot by Syfy in June, is on track for a straight-to-series order. I hear that SyFy and Universal Cable Prods., which produces the project, are in negotiations with Netflix for the streaming network to come on board the supernatural thriller based on the novella by Game of Thrones‘ George R.R. Martin and the 1987 film. Terms of the agreement are being hammered out, but I hear it likely would involve Netflix getting international distribution and second window domestically and co-producing the series.

Nighflyers, from UCP and and studio-based Hypnotic, has tapped Dan Cerone (The Blacklist, The Mentalist) as showrunner for the series, with Mike Cahill (I Origin, Another Earth, The Magicians pilot) set to direct the pilot/opening episode.

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