In a press release, Netflix has announced that Liu Cixin’s international best-seller novel “The Three-Body Problem” will be adapted to a series as a Netflix original. That’s not what actually took us by surprise; it being written and produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the legends that brought GoT to reality did.
After signing a multi-year agreement to write, produce and direct TV series and movies exclusively for Netflix, Benioff and Weiss are “looking forward to spending the next years of their lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world” joining Alexander Woo, producer of The Terror, True Blood, and Your Friend The Rat.
It’s believed this will be the greatest sci-fi book trilogy to be displayed on such a huge platform targeting countless numbers of audiences around the world. If you haven’t read The Three-Body Problem, well, Netflix describes it as “the story of humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization”. The story focuses on aliens covertly contacting humanity, which eventually results in several factions on Earth desiring different outcomes from the invasion.
The fact that The Three-Body Problem was the first Asian novel to win the famous Hugo award is an essential reason for this project to come to the ground. “We have been granted the rights from The Three-Body Universe and Yoozoo Group to produce the English-language series adaptation and have assembled a talented and thoughtful creative team to do so”, stated Peter Friendlander, Netflix Vice President in the press release.
A release date has not yet been announced, but you could feel the enthusiasm in every word in the official statement, so it’s said to be in the near-ish future putting into consideration that every sci-fi geek is already on the edge of their seat the moment the news spread.
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