Trailers: New Teasers For George R.R. Martin's Sci-Fi Horror Series Nightflyers & Deadly Class

A new teaser trailer for George R.R. Martin's sci-fi horror series Nightflyers was released by Syfy, along wit a teaser for Deadly Class. Originally published as a science fiction short in 1980 by Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the story was turned into a 1987 film that didn't do very well at the box office. It starred '80s female lead Catherine Mary Stewart. The story sees  nine academics head into space on the ship Nightflyer, prisoners to a madman intent on killing them. Martin spoke about the series script, saying that:

“Honestly, at first I was baffled as to how they hoped to get a series out of my story, since at the end of the novella…pretty much everyone is dead (it was a horror story, after all). But in May, UCP got me a copy of Jeff Buhler's script, and I saw how he'd dealt with that. It was a good read, and yes, I came away with a better idea of where they'd find a few seasons.”  

 The series received €850,000 ($1.1M) from the Irish funding agency, the largest single award in the association’s latest round of funding. It has been filming at Limerick’s Troy Studios. Syfy had officially given a straight-to-series order for the series earlier this month. Universal Cable Productions will produce, with Netflix co-producing and having first-run rights outside of the U.S. 

 Mike Cahill (I Origin) will direct the pilot, and Andrew McCarthy (Orange is the New Black) will serve as a producer-director. The show also stars Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) as Dr. Agatha Matheson, 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 BrĂ­an F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie, and Phillip Rhys will play Murphy, a top systems tech engineer who is completely unnerved after discovering that an L-1 telepath is on board the Nightflyer

Deadly Class is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, from The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo. It was adapted  by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, directed by Lee Toland Krieger, and stars Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, and Luke Tennie.

 "Deadly Class is described as a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, it 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."