21 August 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Education / Training
Festivals / Markets
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Rep Bodies
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
‘Nightflyers’ Set to go Straight to Series in Troy Studios
23 Nov 2017 : Nathan Griffin
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the set of the new George.R.R. Martin (‘Game of Thrones’) Sci-Fi series ‘Nightflyers’ since it was announced that it would shoot a sixteen week pilot in Troy Studio, Limerick.

IFTN reported back in September that SYFY were in negotiations with Netflix over a distribution deal that would see the project go straight to series. However, although strong reports out of Hollywood suggested the deal was imminent, no official confirmation materialised.

Now in the run-up to the Christmas holidays, filming has yet to begin in Troy as the ‘Nightflyers’ set is still in production. It is estimated that six workshops are currently in use at Troy with over fifty Irish craftspeople employed along with a host of local suppliers who have been recruited to assist with the production.

According to Mike Cantwell, CEO of Innovate Limerick, a crucial body in helping complete the Troy Studios deal, it is now expected that the work on the show won’t begin until early February as he confirmed that ‘Nightflyers’ will be filming its entire season in the New Year adding that the show is going “straight into series, which has (already) gone into production.”

Speaking with the Limerick Leader, Mike Cantwell, Innovate Limerick CEO said:

“The original plan was that they would have filming completed by Christmas, but because the construction phase is at a scale which is much bigger than any of us ever thought, they will be in construction until end of January, February and then filming will commence roughly around then until probably around the end of August. And we believe it is the biggest production that was ever done in the Republic.” 

The ‘Nightflyers’ series marks a significant moment for the studio as it opens its doors to an international production for the first time. The Series which is based on the 1987 Novella was only due for a 16 week lease in Troy Studios but now looks set to remain busy for the foreseeable future with the shows director Doug Liman (‘The Bourne Identity’) stating that ‘Nightflyers’ is a “big ambitious series and I think we’ll be in Ireland for many years”

The site of the former Dell factory, Troy Studios boasts a 350,000 square foot facility, including three massive soundstages, one estimated to be 30,800 sq ft while the other two are 18,000 sq ft. The main selling point of the site is the height of the ‘high bay’ area of the studios, with the apex of indoor facilities reaching up to 60 feet, a luxury in Ireland and a ideal space to create sets and film with ease.

Additions to the crew have come thick and fast since the show was announced including Dan Cerone as showrunner and a host of other well known names being attached. ‘Nightflyers’ will be executive produced by David Bartis, Doug Liman and Gene Klein of Hypnotic; Cerone; Buhler; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions, as well as writer and producer of the 1987 ‘Nightflyers’ feature adaptation, Robert Jaffe.

The show follows a group of misfit scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our 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 one another, and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.

Troy Studios Limited was established by Ardmore Studios’ Chief Executive Siún Ní Raghallaigh and Ardmore co-owner Ossie Kilkenny.

Principal Photography Underway on New NI-Based Comedic-Thriller Pixie
Moe Dunford Becomes New Patron of the Irish Film Festival London
DkIT to Present New Film Festival with Louth Filmmakers Society
Late Deadline Approaching for the 13th Waterford Film Festival

Composer Steve Lynch Discusses Scoring New Irish Feature 'Finky'
Watch: Hugh O'Conor & Jordanne Jones Discuss 'Metal Heart' with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.

Deadline Approaching for Screen Skills Ireland's Production Accountancy & Global Vista Training with Neil Cairns
11 Jun 2019 
Line-up Announced for IFI Spotlight 2019
02 May 2019 
Screen Skills Ireland's Passport to Production for New Entrants Gets Underway in Ardmore Studios
26 Feb 2019 
Netflix Announces Launch Date for Irish Production 'Nightflyers' Staring Brian F.O'Bryne & Eoin Macken
15 Jan 2019 
Irish Documentarian Pat Collins to World Premiere New Irish Film at TIFF
Northern Irish Film A Bump Along The Way Selected for Toronto Film Festival
Rialto to World Premiere at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival
Northern Ireland Film ‘Ordinary Love’ to have its World Premiere at TIFF
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed

 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter