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Netflix is making a series based on Chinese Sci-Fi’s ‘Three-Body’
Published on: 2020-09-04
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three 02The Chinese science fiction trilogy "The Three-Body Problem" has won awards around the world and been heralded by fans including Barack Obama and sci-fi giant George R. R. Martin.

Now, the creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones" are bringing the series to Netflix in an English-language adaptation.

The Netflix version will cover all three books written by Liu Cixin, formally named the "Remembrance of Earth's Past," though commonly known by readers and fans as the "Three-Body Problem" series, which tell the story of an alternative Chinese history involving alien invasions, technological battles and power struggles. The project will be a collaboration between United States and Chinese production teams.

"The first time I read The Three-Body Problem trilogy (Remembrance of Earth's Past), it changed what science fiction meant to me forever," said Peter Friedlander, vice president of Netflix's original series drama team, in a statement on Tuesday. "This story felt singular, special -- and eminently relatable."

three 01It's a star-studded project; the adaptation will be written and executive-produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of "Game of Thrones" fame, and Alexander Woo, who wrote for HBO's "True Blood." Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman, the duo behind "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Knives Out," have also signed on as executive producers.

The production will be the first from Benioff and Weiss for Netflix since the showrunners signed a deal with the streaming giant last year, reportedly worth $200 million.

Liu Cixin and Ken Liu, who translated the books into English in 2014, will both work as consulting producers on the series to "help ensure that the spirit of the books remains intact," said Friedlander in the statement.

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