After premiering on SYFY back in December and releasing on Blu-ray and DVD last week, the George R.R. Martin adaptation “Nightflyers” failed to develop a solid fanbase, so it comes as no real surprise to learn today that SYFY has pulled the plug on the sci-fi series.
Variety notes that "Nightflyers" was, to date, the most expensive series that the network had ever produced, and the numbers just weren't good enough to justify spending on a second season.
From showrunner Jeff Buhler, the series follows "eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark 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."
Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) stars 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.