Netflix Announce Launch Date for Irish Production 'Nightflyers'

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Netflix has announced that Nightflyers, which was filmed at Troy Studios in Limerick, will launch in Ireland (and everywhere outside of US) on Friday 1 February.

Nightflyers 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 tight knit 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.

Nightflyers is executive produced by George R. R. Martin, and Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers. Gene Klein (Suits), David Bartis (Suits) and Doug Liman (Live. Die. Repeat) of Hypnotic; Alison Rosenzweig (Jacob’s Ladder, Windtalkers) and Michael Gaeta (Jacob’s Ladder) of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions also serve as executive producers.

Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) stars 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.

Nightflyers is based on the novella by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as an executive producer on the project, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions and co-produced by Netflix. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer.

To check out the trailer click here.

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