Nightflyers is the new sci-fi series from Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin, which will be available to watch online on Netflix from February 1. Syfy had the original release date for Nightflyers in the US, but Netflix is streaming Nightflyers in the rest of the world. New Netflix subscribers can watch Nightflyers online for free with a 30-day free trial.
How to watch Nightflyers online
US viewers will be able to stream Nightflyers live when it airs on December 2.
The series will then be available on the Syfy website and app to watch online for viewers with selected cable providers.
Netflix has revealed the release date for Nightflyers in the UK is Friday, February 1.
The streaming service has the first run rights to stream the service outside of the US and will release all the episodes at once in February.
On Tuesday, January 15, Netflix revealed they would the streaming release date for Nightflyers.
All 10 episodes of the series will be released at once on the first Friday in February.
Although this George RR Martin adaptation is sci-fi rather than fantasy, it should be enough to tide fans of his work over until they can watch Game of Thrones online in April.
Episodes of Nightflyers will be available to watch online from 8am on Friday, February 1 in the UK.
What will happen in Nightflyers?
The official Netflix synopsis reads: “Based on George R. R. Martin’s novella.
“Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival.
“As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.”
Nightflyers was previously made into a film in 1987.
However, the new TV version is actually based on different source material, with the filmed based on an earlier version of the story that was then expanded, with some of the characters given new names.
Syfy says of the series: “Set in the year 2093, their mission takes them beyond the edge of the solar system, farther than mankind has ever gone before.
“But when terrifying and violent events start to occur, the team and crew begin to question themselves, each other, and their reclusive captain.”
Nightflyers is available to watch online on Netflix from Friday, February 1