Game of Thrones' George RR Martin's Nightflyers being adapted for TV

Due to the author's contract with HBO, he will not be involved with Skyfly's show

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Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin has signed another deal, teaming up with US broadcaster Skyfy to adapt his 1980 novel Nightflyers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Martin’s deal with HBO prevents Martin from directly working on the show, the author instead contracted to co-write two of the four potential Game of Thrones spin-offs. 

Jacob's Ladder writer Jeff Buhler will pen Nightflyers’ script, while Robert Jaffe — who wrote the 1987 film adaptation of the book — will act as producer.

Nightflyers takes place long in the future, on the eve of Earth’s destruction, centric on a group of explorers who journey into the galaxy, attempting to find the key to mankind’s survival. 

The original book won Japan's Seiun Award for the best foreign-language short story and was published again in 1985 as part of Martin’s short story collection. 

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones fans are growing further excited for season seven, which will debut 25 June. Here;s everything we know about the upcoming season.