Syfy chose not to renew Nightflyers for a second season. A network representative confirmed at Deadline that Syfy would not capture additional episodes of the far-reaching horror drama based on the news of George R.R. Martin.
Nighflyers, launched in December after launching Netflix as an international co-producer / distributor alongside UCP, was launched on multiple platforms, with 10 episodes making their debut on all Syfy platforms.
Nightflyers had been conceived as a continuous series, but I hear that after his freshman season, Syfy Brass concluded that it was better to be a unique limited series. The casting options have expired, and one of the stars, David Ajala, has been chosen to lead the CBS Under the Bridge pilot project.
Located in the year 2093, Nightflyers, based on Martin's short story, has followed a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey in search of other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system and the edge of madness, as they realize that the real horror does not wait in space, it's already on their ship. Eoin Macken, Ajala, Gretchen Mol, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet and Brían F. O'Byrne played.
Nightflyers was produced by UCP and co-produced by Netflix. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and was the showrunner and executive producer, alongside Martin, Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic, also executive producer. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy are executive producers. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions were also executive producers.