according to The Hollywood journalist, Nightflyers was the most expensive drama ever developed by Syfy. For this to work, Syfy used Netflix as a co-producer and received funding from the Irish government, where the show was produced. The network had an aggressive launch strategy, broadcasting the series for 10 nights in December, although you could broadcast the 10 episodes immediately. Nightflyers landed on Netflix in February (outside the US, anyway), but it did not attract viewers.
The show, which took place in 2093, followed eight scientists roaming the space in search of other life forms and, of course, terrifying and violent twists and turns. Martin himself described the plot as "a haunted house story about a spaceship" and "psycho in the space. "
Syfy hoped to own the streaming rights for Nightflyers would allow him to capitalize on digital sales and online streaming. But with only 420,000 live viewers for the season finale, Syfy has never had a chance to do it. It is not yet clear whether Netflix will become the sole owner and continue the series, but one of the main titles of the series would have been featured as a regular series in an upcoming series. If this is the case, it could be difficult for Nightflyers Carry on.