British actor David Ajala will star in George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers.
Nightflyers is based on Martin’s 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name. It follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer — a ship with a small tight-knit crew and a reclusive captain — 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.
I’m equally humbled and excited to be joining such a special project. Blessed.
The cast also includes, Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), Eoin Macken (The Night Shift), Sam Strike (EastEnders), Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf), Angus Sampson (Fargo), Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) is Melantha Jhirl and Brian F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby).
Nightflyers will air on the SyFy channel and Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the show outside of the US.