Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on a recent visit to the Nightflyers set at Troy Studios with producer Andrew McCarthy and actor Eoin Macken Picture: Alan Place
SYFY and Netflix have unveiled a new teaser trailer for Nightflyers, the big-budget TV show shooting at Troy Studios in Limerick.
The teaser comes with the warning that “escape isn’t an option” from the psychological thriller, which comes “from the mind” of Game of Thrones author George RR Martin.
It features further glimpses of the cast, including Gretchen Mol and Eoin Macken, who said that Nightflyers was going to be “one helluva show”.
Phillip Rhys, who is working on the show, tweeted: "Get ready to have your minds blown."
George RR Martin, on whose novella the series is based, has previously said the series is a “haunted house story on a star ship”.
“It's Psycho in space. I can't wait to actually see it come alive on the screen,” the Game of Thrones author said in an earlier promo for the series, expected to air in these parts in the autumn.
According to the studio, Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain - in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other - and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.
The series also stars David Ajala, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith and Brían F. O'Byrne.
Production started at Troy in February, where huge sets were constructed, including a scale set of the ship. Large numbers of extras were required for the shoot, which is employing hundreds of people on the infrastructure of the big budget series, including a significant local crew, according to the studio.
It has received funding of €850,000 from the Irish Film Board.