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Syfy’s ‘Nightflyers’ from George R. R. Martin: Cast talks insane spaceship set at SDCC 2018

Fans have been craving more news about Syfy’s highly-anticipated new series from the mind of George R. R. Martin, Nightflyers. At San Diego Comic Con, we sat down with the cast and dove into how this psychological thriller will be a complete mind bend, magnifying each character’s fears, forcing them to resort to their primal instincts.

SDCC 2018: Syfy’s ‘Nightflyers’ EPs share how the horror fantasy is unlike anything we’ve seen

Martin has described the series as “Pyscho in space—a haunted house story on a starship”. He initially wrote the novella in the 1980s, and it’s since been brought to life in this scary as f*ck new television adaptation. In the press rooms following the panel where the newest trailer was revealed (see also below), series stars Gretchen Mol who plays Dr. Agatha Matheson, and David Ajala, who plays Roy Eris, share in the video below how insane the set was, with production including building the entire space ship. The cast was completely immersed in the show’s horror setting with limited green screens. Gretchen shares how even the windows of the spaceship had space-like images outside of them versus a green screen to truly give the effect that they were trapped on the ship.

Here’s the series’ official synopsis:

Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers is a psychological thriller that follows a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them in outer space—it’s already on their ship.

Nightflyers cast talks insane spaceship set at SDCC 2018

Watch the latest Nightflyers trailer from SDCC

Nightflyers is set to premiere this year on Syfy.

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Liz Prugh

Liz is the co-founder of, an always aspiring #fiercefemale, and loves geeking out over any and all sci-fi/fantasy. She believes Luke Skywalker is the most underrated Jedi and still thinks vampires are cool. She hosts several Pure Fandom podcasts, and you can find her currently covering The CW's 'Batwoman' and 'Legacies'. Nerd out with her on Twitter @lizprugh.

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