It was announced back in June that Game of Thrones' author George RR Martin's 1980 novella, Nightflyers, is being turned into a TV series for Syfy, and Netflix have today said that they will be the showing it this side of the pond.

The series, which has actually been produced in Ireland, follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain - in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other - and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.

Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) is set to star as Dr Agatha Matheson, alongside Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) as Roy Eris, Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Thale, Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie, Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan, Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl and Brían F. O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Auggie.

Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) wrote the adaptation for television and will executive produce alongside Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist) who will also serve as showrunner. Andrew McCarthy (Orange is the New Black) will be a producer-director on the project while Mike Cahill (I Origin) will direct the pilot.

No word yet on when we can see it but we will keep you posted.