At today’s Tudum event, Netflix shared an update on Liu Cixin’s highly anticipated adaptation The three-body problem. First announced in 2020, the upcoming live-action series from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss will arrive sometime next year. Netflix shared a behind-the-scenes teaser with a few character moments.
Some of the actors who will star in the project include Benedict Wong (The Martian, Doctor Strange), Eiza Gonzalez (baby driver), as well as John Bradley and Liam Cunningham of Game of Thrones fame. Considered a modern sci-fi masterpiece, The three-body problem was first published in China in 2008. It took another six years for the novel to arrive in the west, going on to become the first Asian novel to win a Hugo Award. Cixin and Ken Liu, who are two of the novels in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy in English, discuss the live-action adaptation.
Netflix signed Benioff and Weiss to a lucrative $200 million deal in 2019. 3-body problem is the first project the duo is writing for the company – although they also produced a series with Sandra Oh. Netflix will likely share more information about the 3-body problem in the next months.
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