AceShowbiz - The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con opened today on Thursday, July 19 and fans were offered with tons of trailers of new TV series as well as returning ones. Syfy's "Nightflyers", a space thriller based on George R.R. Martin's 1980 novella, was one of the new shows that gave fans a taste of its horror through first full-length trailer.
The trailer opens with a bunch of people boarding a space vessel called Nightflyer as the Earth is dying. The crew of the Nightflyer is going further into space, hoping to find a way to survive. However, as soon as the mission gets underway, there's a malfunction during the launch.
The crew is put in danger as they are killed misteriously one by one. "There is something wrong with this ship," a character says in voiceover. Some believes that all the death is not "an accident," and the ship is actually alive. The trailer ends with a horrifying scream by one of the passengers.
Set in the year 2093, "Nightflyer" centers on the Nightflyer space vessel and its crew, which includes eight "maverick" scientists, one "powerful" telepath and a "reclusive" captain. They embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other--and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.
Jeff Buhler writes the show as well as serves as executive producer alongside showrunner Daniel Cerone. Also joining them as executive producers are Gene Klein, David Bartis, Doug Liman from Hypnotic, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta from Gaeta Rosenzweig Films, as well as Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser from Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. Robert Jaffe, whose credit includes 1987's "Nightflyers" movie, will produce with Mike Cahill directing the pilot. Meanwhile, Andrew McCarthy serves as a producer-director.
During the panel at the annual pop culture event, the panelist revealed that "Earth is not doing well. It's 75 years in the future - imagine all the problems we talk about today. The idea was to paint a picture of Earth where life isn't working anymore." Jeff also said that they paid homage to "2001: A Space Odyssey", "The Shining" and "Alien".