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.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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