Syfy, a NBC Universal-owned cable network, confirmed the series pickup Thursday after unofficially ordering the series in September. The pilot was picked up in May.
Netflix will co-produce the series and have first-run rights to the series outside the United States.
The show, produced in Ireland, is based on Martin's 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name in which eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath travel aboard a ship called The Nightflyer to the edge of the solar system to try to contact 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 official synopsis said.
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