Nightflyers SYFY

SYFY announces special release for George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers for digital, broadcast

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Oct 5, 2018, 4:55 PM EDT (Updated)

If you're looking forward to seeing SYFY's highly anticipated adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers, make sure you set aside some time in early December — a lot of it.

That's because the network has just announced it will premiere all 10 episodes of the sci-fi/horror event series in early December, where they will also roll out across all SYFY broadcast and digital platforms, including the SYFY broadcast cable channel, SYFY On Demand, online at and the SYFY app.

The digital rollout will be timed to the beginning of the linear premiere. Episodes 1-5 will have their broadcast debut Sunday, December 2  through Thursday, December 6.

Episodes 6-10 will debut on Sunday, December 9 through Thursday, December 13; all at 10ET/9CT with limited commercial interruption.

Put simply, you’ll be getting all ten episodes over the course of two weeks.

Set in the year 2093, the series follows a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the far reaches of the solar system and the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them in outer space but is already on their ship.

The show is based on the novella by Martin (who is also an executive producer) and stars Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Gretchen Mol, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, and Brían F. O'Byrne. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer.

Stay tuned for more info as the Nightflyers panel kicks off later today at New York Comic Con, where the first episode will have its world premiere screening followed by a Q&A session with the cast and creators.