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Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is continuing to finish up his latest epic novel in that series as the next to last season of the HBO hit gets ready to begin in earnest next month.

The prolific author has a pilot order for a new series for the SyFy Channel. The network announced that they were working on the pilot back in May written by Jeff Buhler. The series will be based off the novella Nightflyers, written by George RR Martin in 1980. In 1987, a film adaptation of the novella was produced, but performed poorly.

The story follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hopes of contacting alien life. They travel aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. 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.

No casting news or additional information was provided regarding the pilot, but I will keep you informed if any new news comes out.

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