The Three-Body Problem is an upcoming Netflix original Science fiction drama based on a science fiction novel written by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. The series’s production is scheduled to get underway in September 2022.
The show unravels a thrilling story of the events preceding alien civilization’s first contact with humanity. The story revolves around Ye Wenjie, an astrophysics graduate from Tsinghua University who witnesses her father get beaten to death during a struggle session.
The show’s writers, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss shared their views on this project. They said, “Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe. We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences worldwide.”
The series stars Eiza González, Benedict Wong, Tsai Chin, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Jovan Adepo, Jess Hong, Marlo Kelly, Alex Sharp, Sea Shimooka, and Saamer Usmani. Along with them, it is also disclosed that Russell Yuen will guest star throughout season 1. He’s expected to play Emperor Zhou.
There have been no updates regarding the episodes, but according to Pandaily, the series is scheduled to air 24-episodes in total.
The author of the novel shared his thoughts about this project. The statement reads, ‘I have the greatest respect for and faith in the creative team adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem’ for television audiences. I set out to tell a story that transcends time and the confines of nations, cultures, and races; one that compels us to consider the fate of humankind as a whole. It is a great honour as an author to see this unique sci-fi concept travel and gain fandom across the globe. I am excited for new and existing fans all over the world to discover the story on Netflix’.