If it's sci-fi drama that you want then get the diaries out because 3 Body Problem is making its way to Netflix. It's a big deal and hotly anticipated so here is everything we know about 3 Body Problem so far…
First of all, 3 Body Problem will be a tv series with eight episodes. It has also been created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame.
And, if you are unfamiliar with it, it is based on the novel of the same name by Liu Cixin.
3 Body Problem Netflix Release Date
Filmed in China, London and New York City, 3 Body Problem began filming in November 2021. Just over a year later, post production wrapped.
But before you get too excited, the epic sci-fi series has a release date change and has been pushed back by two months.
Originally it was due to debut in January 2024. However, for 3 Body Problem fans, the series will now premiere on Netflix on March 12th 2024.
So we still have a bit of a wait until it gets to our tv screens, however, Netflix kindly released a teaser trailer in June 2023.
Unlike anything you've seen before, 3 Body Problem is undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, show in Netflix's history.
And we can't wait!
What Is The Plot Of 3 Body Problem?
For those of you unfamiliar with the story behind 3 Body Problem, here's a brief little recap…
In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, an undisclosed military endeavour transmits signals into space with the aim of establishing contact with extraterrestrial beings.
Unbeknownst to humanity, a civilisation of aliens on the verge of extinction intercepts the signal and devises a plan to invade Earth.
As events unfold, disparate factions emerge on Earth, each with their own agenda. Some embrace the notion of superior beings and collaborate to facilitate the conquest of a world they deem corrupt. Others stand firm and prepare to resist the impending invasion.
Fast forward four decades later, a politically dissident young researcher finds herself employed in a covert military radio station due to her exceptional expertise in astrophysics.
Meanwhile, an accomplished nanomaterial expert, inadvertently entangled in matters of national security, encounters a perplexing countdown timer that inexplicably manifests itself in his life.
In his quest for answers, he stumbles upon a virtual reality game called Three Body, which holds the key to unraveling the truth.
The outcome is an epic science fiction masterpiece characterised by its vast scale and visionary narrative.
Is This A Game of Thrones Spinoff?
100% no, 3 Body Problem has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. The only connection is that the story is being brought to life by the same creators and writers – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Eagle eyed viewers out there may also have spotted John Bradley in the trailer. Of course, he played Samwell Tarly in GoT and he will be joined by Liam Cunningham who played Davos Seaworth and Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow) also in GoT.
The creators have also gone back to their famous roots and brought cinematographer Jonathan Freeman, editor Katie Weiland, production designer Deborah Riley and casting directors Nina Gold and Robert Sterne on board for the new production.
So while there is definitely going to be an influence, given the sheer amount of crossover with production staff and actors, the two shows are completely separate entities.
The Liu Cixin Three-Body Problem Novels
The Three-Body Problem is a science fiction novel penned by the Chinese author Liu Cixin.
The first instalment is called Remembrance of Earth's Past which is followed by The Dark Forest and Death's End. This captivating series delves into a fictional timeline encompassing the past, present, and future.
The first book introduces Earth's encounter with an extraterrestrial civilisation inhabiting a nearby star system, characterised by the existence of three sun-like stars engaged in a precarious dance of orbit.
The title itself alludes to the complex challenge of solving the three-body problem in the realm of orbital mechanics.
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