Syfy revealed teasers for two new dramas, Nightflyers and Deadly Class, set to hit the network in the 2018-19 season.
Set in the year 2093, supernatural thriller Nightflyers, based on the novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, follows a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer in hopes of making contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system.
As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. It’s not long before their main mission becomes survival.
The series stars Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D’Branin, alongside 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, Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) as Agatha, David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) as Roy Eris and Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie.
Martin serves as an executive producer on the project, which is produced by Universal Cable Productions and co-produced by Netflix. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers. 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 also serve as executive producers.
Nightflyers will premiere in the U.S. on Syfy this fall, and internationally on Netflix at a later date.
Slated for a 2019 debut is Deadly Class, a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst based on the 2014 Image Comics graphic novel.
Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late ‘80s counterculture, Deadly Class follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied elite private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital.
Syfy’s teaser goes behind the scenes of Deadly Class, which stars Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse, Alita: Battle Angel), Maria Gabriela de Faria (Yo Soy Franky, Sitiados), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), Liam James (The Way Way Back, The Killing) and Michel Duval (Señora Acero, Queen of the South).
From Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions, the series has been adapted for television by Rick Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, who will serve as executive producers alongside Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War) and Mike Larocca (Spy). Adam Targum (Banshee) from Chipmunk Hill also serves as executive producer on the pilot, along with Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), who also directed.