Nightflyers has finally gotten a Netflix US release date where season 1 will be streaming in full in the United States. The series was made available in international Netflix regions. Here’s what you need to know about the show, when it’s coming to Netflix and information on season 2.
In case you haven’t heard about Nightflyers, it’s the latest Syfy sci-fi series that effectively replaced The Expanse which recently made its way over to Amazon Prime. The series is based on the books from George R.R Martin who you’ll know is the author behind the colossal hit series, Game of Thrones (still not on Netflix, by the way).
As we’ve gone into detail in our season 1 preview, the series is set in the future and is about a team of scientists who make the first contact with an alien race. Although reviews for the series has not been strong which some credit to George R.R. Martins’ limited involvement it’s still grown a modest fanbase likely now bolstered thanks to its release on Netflix.
As we’ve spoken about before, sadly, Nightflyers wasn’t renewed for a second season.
Now let’s move onto its release schedule. The series aired first on Syfy in the United States. Its first episode dropped on December 2nd, 2018.
Nightflyers season 1 Netflix US Release Date
Syfy has a close working relationship with Netflix on several of its shows. Most recently and most notably, it had direct involvement with Happy! which dropped on Netflix in a similar fashion for its first season.
Because Netflix served as co-producer for the show, we were expecting season 1 of Nightflyers to drop on Netflix.
Now it’s been confirmed that season 1 of Nightflyers is coming to Netflix US in December 2019 exactly a year after it premiered on December 2nd.
It’s a bittersweet addition. On the one hand, you now get to watch Nightflyers but on the other, it’s not returning for a second season so it’s hard to get invested.