SyFy is rolling into pre-production on its new science fiction TV series, Nightflyers, based on George R.R. Martin's 1980 novella of the same name, which blends SF and horror.
SyFy greenlit a 10-episode first season a few months ago with a view to airing in 2018 (Netflix have picked up global broadcast rights).
Jeff Buhler (Pet Semetary) is writing whilst Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist, The Mentalist, Dexter) is the showrunner. George R.R. Martin met them recently and recounts their meeting here, as well as sharing some concept art (see above).
Nightflyers should begin shooting shortly at sound stages in Limerick in the Republic of Ireland with a substantial budget. We should hopefully have casting news and more information shortly.