Syfy Cancels ‘Nightflyers’ After 1 Season

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20 Feb 19
Syfy Cancels 'Nightflyers' After 1 Season

Syfy Cancels ‘Nightflyers’ After 1 Season

Nights are no longer flying, as US channel Syfy opts not to renew Nightflyers for Season 2.

‘Nightflyers’ followed eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embarked on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit 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.

The 10-episode series starred Gretchen Mol (‘Boardwalk Empire’) as Dr. Agatha Matheson alongside Eoin Macken (‘The Night Shift’) as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala (‘Fast & Furious 6’) as Roy Eris, Sam Strike (‘EastEnders’) as Thale, Maya Eshet (‘Teen Wolf’) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (‘Fargo’) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (‘The Last Ship’) as Melantha Jhirl and Brían F. O’Byrne (‘Million Dollar Baby’) as Auggie.

It would appear to be a ratings issue for the US broadcaster, which were described as “modest”, which is not good considering it was believed to be the most expensive drama Syfy has produced. Despite being based on the novella by George R. R. Martin, bringing Netflix in as co-producer, and the channel trying various tricks to make it a “must watch event” series, the numbers just didn’t add up

Martin serves as an executive producer along with Jeff Buhler who wrote the adaptation for television and served as the showrunner. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy also served as executive producers, alongside Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman from Hypnotic; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions.

Nightflyers‘ can be seen on Netflix in the UK.