Game of Thrones fans are going through major withdrawal as they await the arrival of their beloved show's final season. Thankfully, another world from GoT mastermind George R.R. Martin is coming to TV. It's a sci-fi series called Nightflyers, and the first trailer just dropped.
Martin—who wrote the A Song of Ice and Fire series that GoT is based on—also wrote the eponymous 1980 novella that serves as the blueprint for Nightflyers. According to Martin, the series, which will air on SyFy, is "Psycho in space." The new trailer—which also doubles as a behind-the-scenes featurette—gives us our first glimpse at what Martin calls "a haunted house story on a starship."
The show's showrunner, Jeff Buhler, also couldn't resist comparing Nightflyers to some pretty iconic cultural touchstones. In an interview with USA Today, Buhler called it "either Alien with a ghost or The Shining in space." Basically, it's going to be scary AF.
"In a lot of science fiction, it's always aliens (that) are coming to take our resources or our water or our energy. In this case, it's really the journey and what takes place on the ship that drives the horror, and the dynamics between all these characters," Buhler explained. But, for those of you hoping that it will be an extension of GoT, don't hold your breath. In fact, the only thing it will have in common with Martin's other brainchild is the flippant way it treats the lives of its characters. "We're not afraid to lose people when it works for the story," added Buhler. "Especially in horror, it's nice to know that anyone can go at any time."
As for Game of Thrones, the series' hugely anticipated final season was pushed back until 2019. In the meantime, audiences can get their Martin fix when Nightflyers premieres this fall. Watch the first trailer above.