Nightflyers is an American science fiction television series that premiered on December 2, 2018. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions & NBC Universal. It was co-produced by Netflix and had the rights to the series outside of the U.S.
The show was highly appreciated for its amazing portrayal of the future. This series naturally made the fans wonder about the behind-the-scenes and the filming locations. If you are also wondering about the same, this article is for you! Let’s get into the behind-the-scenes of the series” Nightflyers” and know more about the filming locations of the series.
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Cast Of Nightflyers
- Eoin Macken as Karl d’Branin
- David Ajala as Roy Eris
- Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhirl
- Angus Sampson as Rowan
- Sam Strike as Thale
- Maya Eshet as Lommie Thorne
- Brian F.O’Byrne as Auggie
- Gretchen Mol as Agatha Matheson
Plot Summary Of Nightflyers
‘Nightflyers’ is about eight scientists, a powerful telepath, and their expedition to the edge of our solar system in a spaceship called “The Nightflyer”. This expedition intends to make contact with an alien race known as the Volcryn to get their help to save the planet.
Soon the crew realizes that there is something on board with them. It ends up being the spirit of the captain’s mother, Cynthia.
Terrifying and violent events begin taking place in the spaceship, and the crew starts questioning each other. Surviving the journey turns out to be harder than anyone thought.
Where Was Nightflyers Filmed?
Nightflyers was filmed in Limerick, Ireland. Most of the episodes were shot in Limerick-based Troy Studios. This was the first series to film in the former Dell plant. This series used all three sound stages with some 50 sets, ranging from a claustrophobic “memory suite” to a seemingly infinite tunnel mirrored to create the illusion of depth.
It is also revealed that the team used a stage space of around 70,000sq ft to 100,000sq ft.
Sean Ryerson was the producer of the show. He mentioned the greatness of the city Limerick and the huge role the city played in the series “Nightflyers.”
He also stated, “I’ve never been here before, but I was blown away by the size and scope of what we were able to accomplish. Everyone, including the city of Limerick, has been incredibly supportive. People are rooting for us everywhere I go, and I feel like there’s a spirit of everyone wanting to make this work. Not just for the town, but because there’s not an awful lot of big productions in this part of Ireland. There’s a lot in Dublin and Belfast, but the idea of planting a flag here and building a local crew is very exciting.
People from LA visiting the set have been blown away by the craftsmanship and what they have seen.
We’ve invented film in Limerick, and I think we’ll create an enormous film community over the next five years. We’re pouring resources into training people. We have a big commitment and a strong feeling that we have something that will last.”
The costume designer Magali Guidasci also mentioned, “Being in Ireland gave us a different take on sci-fi. You know, there is a language in sci-fi – usually, we see a lot of plastic and stuff. I didn’t want to do it that way. Ireland is a wool country, so that I could introduce realistic elements into a space land.”
Ní Raghallaigh also had a lot to say about the beauty of Limerick. He said, “When you think of somewhere on the west coast that’s very arty, you think of Galway, automatically, but Limerick is like the cheeky cousin edging in there – it’s doing Fringe, and it’s doing a lot of creative projects. The energy is fantastic, and I think we’ve contributed to that.”
The series filmed a few scenes at Castle Oliver and around the city’s cobbled streets.
This series had many sets: bridges, med labs, cabins, mess hall, cargo bays, and a hydroponics lab.
A lot of effort was put into designing and constructing the spaceship “Nightflyers”. The ship was designed to perform so many tasks. The visual consistency was seen throughout the series. The graphic elements of the series were one of the most notable factors of the series.
This series received a lot of appreciation for its refreshing and creative visuals. The audience appreciated how this series is different from any other science fiction movies and series out there!
Where to Watch Nightflyers?
You can watch the series on Netflix.
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