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Syfy Cancels George R.R. Martin Series Nightflyers

Winter came early for this show

Amanda Bell

The watch is ending on anothertelevision series based on George R.R. Martin's books.

As Game of Thronesnears the premiere of its eighth and final season, Syfy has also called it quits on Nightflyers, the space horror based on Martin's novella of the same name. According to Deadline, the network declined to move forward with a second season after its first only drew a modest audience, despite the author's popularity and a push to make the show viewable on any Syfy platform.

Nightflyers takes place in 2093 as the scientists and a telepath on board The Nightflyer race to the edge of the solar system to study a potential alien life form. The further they travel, however, the uglier their mission gets as the crew members turn on each other and experience violence and horror (yes, it's a lot like Event Horizon).

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Martin served as executive producer on the project, which was run by Jeff Buhler, after learning that it was in development.

"I never did think it would be good for television, actually. It was kind of a surprise to me," the author told USA Today of Syfy's adaptation. "I heard they were developing it as a television series. It actually surprised me, because no one had purchased any rights or anything like that, but I dug out my contract and said, 'Oh yeah!'"

Fans of Martin's work won't have to wait long to see more of his stories adapted onscreen. In addition to that upcomingGame of Thrones prequel series, Martin's other big novel series, Wild Cards, is set to become a series at Hulu. Wild Cards is set in the present day and centers on the fallout of a massive virus that wiped out 90 percent of the population and left the survivors to pass down the bug, which can be triggered by trauma.

Nightflyers is available for streaming at Syfy.

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