Limerick will be the production home for the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s 1980 novel Nightflyers. Troy Studios, which employs over 500 people, will produce the pilot and season 1 which are expected to be completed in the course of 16 weeks. This will mark the first international production taken on by the studio. George R. R. Martin won’t have much to do with the series as it is said he is busy trying to finish his latest novel “The Winds of Winter”, though there are rumors that the book is indeed already completed.

Book synopsis:

Nine misfit academics on an expedition to find the volcryn, a mythic race of intersteller nomads, and the only ship available for this strange quest is the Nightflyer, a cybernetic wonder with a never-seen captain...”

The Cast:

Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson.

Eoin Macken as Karl D’Branin.

David Ajala as Roy Eris.

Sam Strike as Thale.

Maya Eshet as Lommie.

Angus Sampson as Rowan,

Jodie turner-smith as Melantha Jhirl

Brían F. O’Byrne as Auggie.

George R.R. Martin

Netflix is said to co-produce and will have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S. A film adaptation of Nightflyers was made in 1987, directed by Robert Collector and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Praed and John Standing.

Source: theirishworld.com