Another TV Series based on George R.R. Martin's books will soon head to television: Syfy has ordered a pilot based on "Nightflyers," a novella which was already adapted into a movie in 1987, titled "Nightflyers".

About 'Nightflyers'

"Game of Thrones" and "A Song of Ice and Fire" fans know how compelling and intriguing George R.R. Martin's stories can be. "Nightflyers" makes no exception.

The story takes place in the future on the eve of our planet's destruction. Hoping to find the Volcryn, a legendary race of sentient beings traveling through space for more than eighteen thousand years, 8 scientists and a telepath embark on a trip to the edge of our solar system aboard the spaceship called Nightflyer, a cybernetic wonder with a never-seen captain.

Soon the men are trapped in deep space. As they travel to the outer edges, they start to realize something is wrong. Very wrong.

The novella won the Locus Award in 1981 (Best Novella), the Daikon Award in 1982 (Best Short Fiction in Translation) and lost the Hugo Award to Gordy Dickson. Jeff Buhler ("Midnight Meat Train", "Insanitarium", "Jacob's Ladder"), wrote the adaptation for television. As Bill McGoldrick, EVP of scripted development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment recently stated, the script Buhler delivered adapts George R.R. Martin's story to a platform where it's possible to "truly explore the depths of madness".

George R.R. Martin's comment

The author wrote on his website: "Since I'm exclusive to HBO, I can't be part of the NIGHTFLYERS development, but I wish them well.

The novella was a favorite of mine", adding that the TV series could have a great potential, "especially if you like a little horror in your science fiction".

'Game of Thrones' spinoffs are moving forward

George R.R. Martin also announced on his site that progress is being made on the "Game of Thrones" spinoffs. "The five successor shows are moving forward at various rates of speed," Martin wrote.

We don't know much about them at the moment, but as the author previously said, the Robert Rebellion's spinoff is not going to happen. On his Not a Blog, Martin explained: "By the time I finish writing 'ASOIAF', you will know every important thing that happened in Robert’s Rebellion. There would be no surprises or revelations left in such a show, just the acting out of conflicts whose resolutions you already know".

What about "Game of Thrones"? The seventh season of the record-breaking HBO's show will return this summer on July 16.