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Nightflyers Trailer: Get A Terrifying Look At George R.R. Martin's Horror Series

You can't escape what's inside. 

With another show panel at San Diego Comic-Con comes another new trailer. This time, Syfy was doing the unveiling for its upcoming space-set horror series Nightflyers, based on George R.R. Martin's 1980 novella of the same name. 

The footage establishes the central premise of the series (it's the year 2093 and a group of eight scientists journey in the starship Nightflyer to the edge of the solar system in efforts to make contact with an alien race) while tossing in a smattering of hints at the terrors that await them — both on and off the titular ship.

We get also peeks at the series' cast, which includes David Ajala, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Brían F. O'Byrne. 

Since Game of Thrones is coming to a close next year, its eighth and final season airing sometime in 2019, it'll be a delightful treat to have more of Martin's work splashed across our television screens. It'll definitely provide relief to those of us who have habitually scoured Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, and just about every other streaming platform out there for recommendations on series to fill the void between seasons of Game of Thrones

Though it's outwardly a drastic departure from the dragons and death, swords and sex, crowns and crazed Queen Mothers of ThronesNightflyers will feature a ton of character deaths just like the critically acclaimed and fan-adored fantasy epic, and is bound to be a Martin fan's next obsession. (Rightfully so, considering how intense it looks based on this new trailer.)

Even people who haven't previously picked up what Martin has put down might fall in love with Nightflyers due to how similar it feels to 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and Ridley Scott's Alien. According to Nightflyers showrunner and executive producer Jeff Buhler, the show is deeply inspired by those classic films. 

"We leaned heavily on the shoulders of the greats," Buhler said during a Q&A session in the midst of the Nightflyers panel at SDCC (via The Hollywood Reporter). "We were not shy about pulling the themes and even some imagery."

There's a lot left to learn about Nightflyers, but thankfully we don't have to wait too long to do so. Nightflyers will debut on Syfy this fall.