Nightflyers Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer & George R R Martin

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From the mind of George R. R. Martin, Netflix, and SyFy comes the physiological sci-fi series Nightflyers. With Game of Thrones fever in full swing with the imminent release of Season 8, many fans will be hungry to watch other titles from the brain of George R R Martin. Here is everything we know so far on the very first season of Nightflyers.

Nightflyers is an American sci-fi series based on the novel of the same name by author George R R Martin. The series first aired on the American television network SyFy, but before its release, it had already been announced for a Netflix release.

In the year 2093, a dedicated team of scientists is journeying into space to make the first contact with an unknown alien race. Embarking on board the advanced spaceship known as the Nightflyer, it is humanity’s hope of saving planet Earth. But after a series of catastrophic events the Nightflyer to veer off course, it soon becomes evident to the crew that something has stowed away with them.

Who is in the cast of Nightflyers?

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Melantha Jhirl Jodie Turner-Smith Lemon, The Neon Demon, The Last Ship
Lommie Maya Eshet Teen Wolf, Voices from the Heartland, Man Seeking Woman
Dr. Agatha Matheson Gretchen Mol 3:10 to Yuma, The Thirteenth Floor, Boardwalk Empire
Karl D’Branin Eoin Macken Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, The Forest, Centurion
Thale Sam Strike Timeless. Leatherface, M.I. High
Roy Eris David Ajala Jupiter Ascending, Fast & Furious 6, The Dark Knight
Rowan Angus Sampson Mad Max: Fury Road, Fargo, Insidious
Auggie Brian F. O’Byrne Million Dollar Baby, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Bug
Tobis Gwynne McElveen A Girl from Mogadishu, Circle of Friends, Vikings

What are the thoughts so far on Nightflyers?

Sounds like the story is pretty wild. We can fully expect the series to be a psychological roller coaster!

Good thing my LEDs are blue!

One fan is already patiently waiting for the release of season 2…

How many episodes are there for season one of Nightflyers?

The first season will have all 10 episodes available to stream.

When is the release date of Nightflyers?

The first season of Nightflyers will be available to stream to subscribers from the 1st of February.

Is there a Netflix trailer for Nightflyers?

Yes! With the release, only a short time away Netflix released their final trailer for Nightflyers.

Will Nightflyers be available on Netflix US?

There are a number of SyFy shows coming to Netflix in 2019 but it is still unconfirmed if Nightflyers will be available to subscribers in the US. We expect to hear news on the future of the show on Netflix US soon. Considering that Nightflyers isn’t streaming on any other platform in the US, we speculate that the show will eventually arrive on Netflix. If Nightflyers is to arrive on Netflix US it will not be released as an Original.

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What are the current ratings for Nightflyers?

The current ratings for Nightflyers aren’t looking great. At the time of writing, Nightflyers has an IMDb rating of 6.1 and a Rotten rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, ratings aren’t to say the show is terrible, as thankfully, opinions are subjective. What potentially has hindered the show is the lack of involvement from author George R R Martin. The rights to the novel were sold in the contract that was made for the 1987 film of the same name to which George hadn’t realized was a part of the deal.

Can we expect to see the second season of Nightflyers?

The future of Nightflyers may rest in the hands of Netflix. That’s not to say Netflix will take over the production of the show, but SyFy will be hoping that Netflix is able to build a strong fan base for them to warrant the production of a second season.

Are you excited for the first season of Nightflyers? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.