George R. R. Martin's Nightflyers looks like a cross between Interstellar and Alien - watch the trailer

I've got good news and I've got bad news. The first trailer for Nightflyers - the new TV show (opens in new tab) based on George R. R. Martin's other book - has been released at San Diego Comic Con 2018 (opens in new tab) and the good news is that it looks really, really promising. The bad news is that it looks nothing like Game of Thrones. Or maybe that's good news too, depending on your viewpoint... 

If you were hoping for a replacement for the fantasy series once Game of Thrones season 8 (opens in new tab) ends, you probably won't find it in space thriller Nightflyers. Don't discount the show just yet though, because the first trailer makes it look like a cross between Interstellar and Alien and I'm so here for that. 

Set on a spaceship (which will look very familiar to casual and hardcore sci-fi fans alike), the passengers are looking for a new and fertile land because the Earth is dying. So far, so very familiar... but then there's a ship malfunction and people start dropping dead, hallucinating, and generally not having a great time of it.

There's a very The Expanse look to the trailer, but the content has more of a horror feel to it than other popular sci-fi series. The screaming passengers, the fiery silhouette, the creepy girl that clearly isn't really there... something is out to get the people aboard this ship. Is it an alien, or perhaps something else? 

Want more Comic Con trailers? Watch every San Diego Comic Con 2018 trailer (opens in new tab) in one place - here. 

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.