The cast - including Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken and David Ajala - isn't exactly replete with A-listers, but then again Thrones has made many of its actors household names.
In a statement, Syfy revealed that Jeff Buhler ("Jacob's Ladder"), who wrote the TV adaptation, would executive produce with Daniel Cerone ("The Blacklist"), who will also be showrunner.
Martin will executive produce, along with Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. Andrew McCarthy (the one from all of those teen movies in the "80s) will be a producer-director, while Another Earth's Mike Cahill will direct the pilot".
For fans who are unfamiliar with Martin's work outside of the HBO series, Nightflyers was first released in 1980, before being included in a short story collection in 1985. While the series will air on Syfy in the United States, it will be available on Netflix internationally.
Nightflyers follows the crew of a science vessel travelling into interstellar space hoping to contact extraterrestrial life. The crew begins to question each other after a chilling and violent event begins to take place, proving that surviving the journey will be harder than anyone could have predicted.
It said: "The series, produced in Ireland, is moving forward with the support of the Government of Ireland, through the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board".
George R.R. Martin has a new project on the way but, unfortunately, it's not his long-awaited final book The Winds of Winter in his series, A Song of Ice and Fire.