Netflix has completed production on its ambitious new adaptation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem trilogy, helmed by True Blood’s Alexander Woo and Game of Thrones David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
Here is everything known about the 2023 series as of October 2022. Netflix has entered into an agreement with The Three-Body Universe and Yoozoo Group to develop an English-language adaptation of the books in September 2020.
The sci-fi drama will be produced by the Game of Thrones duo’s production firm, Bighead Littlehead, as part of their overall arrangement with Netflix. Star Wars and Knives Out director Rian Johnson, along with actors Brad Pitt and Rosamund Pike, are also executive producers on the science fiction project.
Unknown at this time is if Rian Johnson will also serve as a director. Johnson is no new to television, as he directed the legendary “Ozymandias” episode of Breaking Bad several years ago.
The Three-body Problem Be Released on Netflix
Three-Body Problem’s official release date is unknown, but since the first season is scheduled to end in late 2022, it won’t be until at least 2023 before it appears on Netflix.
The Three-body Problem Plot: What Would We Expect?
The specific plot is uncertain, at least in terms of where the first season of the show will lead us in the book series by Liu Cixin.
The first season will presumably cover the plot of The Three-Body Problem, the first book in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy if the series follows the pattern of one book per season. It takes place in China in the near future, during the Cultural Revolution.
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Scientists have blasted a radio transmission into space revealing Earth’s position to the Trisolaris, an alien race on the verge of extinction that is now on its way to invade Earth. However, they will take decades to arrive, giving mankind ample time to plan a strategy for the initial contact.
In the interim, divergent viewpoints on Earth begin to form distinct factions, with some pro-alien and eager to embrace higher intelligence, and others believing the planet should battle the invaders.
The Three-body Problem Cast: Who Will Appear?
On October 29, 2021, Netflix announced 12 primary cast members for the series. They are:
- Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)
- John Bradley (Game of Thrones)
- Tsai Chin (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
- Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones)
- Elza González (Baby Driver)
- Jess Hong (Inked)
- Marlo Kelly (Dare Me)
- Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
- Sea Shimooka (Arrow)
- Zine Tseng
- Saamer Usmani (Succession)
- Benedict Wong (Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)
On October 29, 2021, Netflix announced that the show would have 12 main cast members. These are:
Russell Yuen will also be a guest star throughout season 1. He is likely to play the part of Emperor Zhou.
Thelma is also expected to be played by Stacy Abalogun in the series. Tony Leung has also said in public that he thinks he is part of the project.
The Hollywood Reporter said in June 2022 that four more actors had been added to the cast.
- Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, Game of Thrones)
- Rosalind Chao (Better Things)
- Ben Schnetzer (Y: The Last Man)
- Eve Ridley (Peppa Pig)
How Many Episodes the First Season Will the Three-body Problem Have?
The Three-Body Problem has not been given an official episode count. So, Pandaily has told us that 24 episodes are being made for the series. We do know that each episode lasts about an hour.
What’s the Production Status of the Three-body Problem?
The Three-Body Problem for Netflix is presently scheduled to begin filming in the UK and China in November 2021. According to Production Weekly issue 1265, filming will go on until August 2022.
According to Pandaily, the initial plan called for the series’ production to last for a total of 12 months starting in September 2019. But when those plans fell through, production began in November 2021. Filming is currently scheduled to end in September 2022.
Eliza Gonzalez spoke with Joe.co.uk on the new Netflix series while promoting the Universal film Ambulance. Other keen observers observed the show being filmed in London in late April 2022, with some of it occurring in the city’s renowned Picadilly Circus.
The project relocated to Florida to begin filming at St. Augustine in late August 2022. According to one source, they were filming at the Magic Beach Motel on Vilano Beach and had booked 800 hotel nights in advance.
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The Three-Body Problem’s creators acknowledged to Tudum that filming on the series had “just wrapped up,” adding that they were “hard at work on the post-production process.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Three-body Problem Be a Movie?
In 2023, Netflix will release an adaptation of The Three-Body Problem. Netflix has provided updates regarding the film adaptation of The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. The series by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones, was announced in 2020 and will premiere the following year.
Where Can I Watch the Three-body Problem Movie?
The Three-Body Problem is a forthcoming science fiction streaming television series based on Liu Cixin’s novel of the same name. The series is scheduled to debut on Netflix.
Has the 3-body Problem Been Solved?
There is no general solution to this problem (or the more general problem involving more than three bodies), as the bodies’ motion quickly devolves into chaos.