When a project is deemed one of the most expensive ever of its kind, you need to be getting a strong return on said project. So with that in mind, then, we’ve now got word that George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers has been cancelled.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has canned Nightflyers after just one solitary season.
As alluded to, Nightflyers was one of the most expensive original series that Syfy has ever put together. US ratings dropped from 623,000 for the premiere episode to 420,000 for the season finale, and Syfy looked to partner with Netflix in order to minimise losses. In that instance, Netflix picked up the international rights for the show. However, that Netflix deal didn’t particularly do all that much in terms of creating additional buzz for Nightflyers.
For those who missed Nightflyers, the sci-fi effort centred on a bunch of scientists looking to make contact with alien life. Of course, all takes a turn for the terrifying as the narrative plays out in the Jeff Buhler-developed series.