George RR Martin's Nightflyers show gets a full season

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Nightflyers, the new show based on Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin's work of the same name, is nearing a deal to be picked up for a full series.

The show was picked up to pilot back in May, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy is nearing a deal to make a full series for the small screen.

Nightflyers is set to be produced by Universal Cable Productions, and it looks like it could be streamed internationally on Netflix if a deal goes through. Rejoice!

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The series itself couldn't sound further from Game of Thrones, at least in terms of setting, as it follows a crew of space explorers on the eve of Earth's destruction.

They travel in the most advanced ship in the galaxy, the Nightflyer, as they try to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft.

But as they reach the far expanses of the solar system, they discover that they may be heading into unspeakable horrors.

The Nightflyers script has been written by Jacob's Ladder's Jeff Buhler, who is also executive producing the show alongside Suits' Gene Klein and Doug Liman, and Mr and Mrs Smith's David Bartis.

Martin is of course a very busy man, what with the next A Song of Ice and Fire book The Winds of Winter still yet to be released. He is also developing five Game of Thrones spin-offs set in Westeros.

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