Video: “Our mission was clear,” intones the new trailer for Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror novella, Nightflyers. “Make contact. Bring back solutions for our dying planet.” You ain’t fooling us, Nightflyers — we can tell that your real mission is to scare the hell out of everyone.
It’s a lot shorter than the trailer we saw back in July at San Diego Comic-Con, but it definitely goes right for that fright-induced adrenaline jolt.
We also learned today that Nightflyers, which consists of 10 episodes total, will have a fairly unusual release strategy. Similar to how the network rolled out 12 Monkeys recently, the US premiere of Nightflyers will be Sunday, December 2, followed by a new episode every night through Thursday, December 6. The remaining episodes will then air Sunday, December 9 through Thursday, December 13. Syfy will also air weekend marathons on all its platforms for fans who prefer more binge-oriented viewing experience.
There’s been no word on whether this release strategy will influence the show’s Australian Netflix arrival.