What is The 3 Body Problem about and Release Date?
The Three-Body Problem, or, as it’ll be called on Netflix, 3 Body Problem, is a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy following humankind’s first contact with aliens in the ‘60s, during the Cultural Revolution. The series lead, astrophysicist Ye Wenjie, becomes disillusioned with humanity amid the turmoil of the era and, when a message comes through from an alien pacifist of the planet Trisolaris warning humankind not to make contact. Ye invites them anyway. Gulp.
Fortunately, it’ll take the civilisation 450 years to reach and ultimately threaten Earth. As the series goes on, the conflict comes ever closer, with a shadowy group of pro-Trisolarian humans influencing events at home – softening up the planet for an invasion force.
The Netflix is set to adapt “3 Body Problem,” a science fiction series described by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as “the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read.” The series is based on the works of Chinese author Liu Cixin and focuses on humanity’s initial encounter with an alien race from a distant place.
The narrative of “3 Body Problem” spans from the Chinese cultural revolution in the 1960s to the “end of time,” depicting an inter-species conflict between humans and aliens across three books in the trilogy. Notably, the project involves other prominent figures like Brad Pitt, Rosamund Pike, and director Rian Johnson as executive producers.
The show is described as a “sweeping story of Earth’s past, present, and future” and is expected to be faithful to the original books. The premiere date for the eight-episode drama series is set for Thu, Mar 21, 2024.
While the full trailer is yet to be released, a teaser has been shared, offering cryptic clues about the impending conflict. The show is an adaptation of a Chinese sci-fi trilogy depicting humanity’s first contact with aliens during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.
The series features a robust cast including familiar faces such as Liam Cunningham and John Bradley from Game of Thrones, Benedict Wong from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tsai Chin from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” The show has been adapted multiple times in China, but Netflix’s version is expected to be the definitive adaptation for global audiences.