Watch the Opening Scene of George R. R. Martin's Nightflyers

Here's an early preview of the show being described as "Psycho in space."

By Chris Morse

The upcoming SYFY television adaptation of Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin's 1980 novella, Nightflyers, is quickly approaching its December release and the network has decided to build some hype by releasing the show's opening scene ahead of time. The clip, which can be watched above, runs at about 5 minutes in length and gives viewers a taste of what kind of brutal situations our characters might be facing in the dark void of outer space.

In Nightflyers, the world is dying and humanity puts its hopes in the hands of a crew tasked with embarking on a mission to make contact with a mysterious alien life form towards the edge of the solar system. They set out aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever created, before the journey takes a dark turn away from science-fiction and into psychological horror.

In 2093, in hopes of making contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system, a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer. As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. It’s not long before their main mission becomes survival.

Nightflyers will premiere on SYFY early next month with a somewhat unusual airing schedule, likely because the network wants to take a different, possibly more immersive approach to the show. The first five episodes will air from Sunday, December 2nd through Thursday, December 6th while show returns a couple of days later with the remaining five. Those will air from Sunday, December 9th through Thursday, December 13th, putting a cap on the series' first season. It remains to be seen if it will be picked up for a second but we will keep you posted with all of the latest here on Dead Entertainment.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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