The series serial trilogy covers all three books – “The Three-Body Problem,” “The Dark Forest,” and “Death’s End”, all written by Liu Sixin. They tell the story of humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization. Netflix signed a deal with The Three-Body Universe and Yoozoo Group for the rights to the English-language adaptation of the books.
“Liu Sixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from life in our pale blue dots to the farthest ends of the universe, from the 1960s to the end,” Benioff and Weiss said. “We look forward to bringing the next years of our lives to life for audiences around the world.”
The project boasts an all-star lineup behind the camera. In addition to Benioff, Weiss and Wu, Ryan Johnson serves as executive producer alongside Brad Pitt and Rosamund Pike. Writer Liu and accomplished sci-fi writer Ken Liu, who translated the English editions of the first and third books, serve as consulting producers.
“David Benioff, DB Weiss and Alexander Wu have experience dealing with ambitious sagas at the time and place,” said Peter Freedlander, vice president of original series at Neftics. “Ryan Johnson and Ram Bergman dazzled fans with a long, thrilling and mind-blowing epic.” He is an ardent supporter of ‘The Three-Body Problem’. As enthusiastic fans, it was especially meaningful for us to get the support of Liu Sixin who created this vast universe. We all share the same goal: to pay tribute to this incredible story and to take members along for the adventure of a lifetime. ”
Benioff and Weiss produce under their Bighead Littlehead banner with Bernadette Caufield, the newly established president of the executive company. Johnson, Ram Bergman, and Nena Rodrigue executive produce through T Street Productions. Pitt also works closely with Dead Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for executive Plan B Entertainment. Pike and Robbie produce for the Uniq executive primary streak. Lin Qi, chairman of the Yoozoo Group and The Three-Body Universe and Zhao Geelong, vice president of The Three-Body Universe, are also executive products.
“It is a privilege to adopt one of the great works of Chinese science fiction,” Wu said. In “The Three-Body Problem ‘Triology I find a lot of things I love: rich, multi-layered character and true survivalist stakes – all touted as an elegant and deeply humanistic metaphor. I am part of this skillful creative team. I’m thrilled about my partnership with Netflix. ”
“Three-Body Problem” is the first project tied to writing on Netflix since the pair of Benioff and Weiss, who previously produced HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, based on the dreamer’s figures overall. Nine figures were signed. The new show is no doubt the ambitious genre of programming Netflix’s type will come from the deal, as the fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” proved to be a worldwide hit last year after eight seasons and numerous awards and accolades. Benioff and Weiss are also involved with the executive production of “The Chair”, a six-episode Netflix drama starring Sandra Oh and Jay Dupless and written by Amanda Peet.
Wu is also currently under an overall deal with Netflix, which he signed earlier this year. He most recently co-produced and served as a show-runner on “The Terror: Infamy” at AMC, which told a supernatural horror story during World War II at an internment camp for Japanese Americans. Her other credits include “True Blood,” “Manhattan,” and the HBO movie adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
Luxin said, “I have the greatest respect and confidence in the creative team accepting ‘The Three-Body Problem’ for television viewers.” “I am ready to tell a story that crosses the boundaries of time and nations, cultures and races; One that forces us to consider the fate of mankind as a whole. It is a great honor as a writer to witness the journey of this unique sci-fi concept and discover the world around and I am excited for new and existing fans around the world to discover the story on Netflix. ”