— 10 January 2024

The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators Are Delivering Netflix’s Must-See Series Of 2024

— 10 January 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Pop cultural redemption is in sight for Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as Netflix unveils the first full-length trailer for their wildly ambitious sci-fi series: The Three-Body Problem.

The forthcoming American adaptation of Liu Cixin’s acclaimed trilogy of novels has been written and executive produced by the duo in collaboration with fellow HBO veteran Alexander Woo (True Blood). And as the latter has previously explained, the story involves a “history of humanity from the point of first contact with an alien civilisation all the way to the end of the universe.”

He elaborated during the most recent Netflix Tudum event: “What we are hoping to do is to convey the experience — if not necessarily the exact details — of the novel onto the screen. What stayed, we hope, is the sense of wonderment and the sense of scope, of scale, where the problems are no longer just the problems of an individual or even a nation, but of an entire species.”

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Although similar to the phenomenon observed during the peak of Games of Thrones/A Song of Ice & Fire mania, anyone familiar with the source material behind Netflix’s The Three-Body Problem will smugly tell you, it’s a little more complicated than that…

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution circa the 1960s, the story begins when a secret military project beams signals into space with the objective of contacting extra-terrestrial life. Soon after, their wish is granted when an alien civilisation on the brink of destruction intercepts the transmission. But their intentions aren’t exactly in the best interest of the humans.

Three Body Problem Trailer: A First Look At Netflix's Sci-Fi Series

In light of Earth’s imminent invasion, different camps begin forming: some welcoming the superior species with the view our world is irredeemably corrupt and beyond saving, others dedicated to rebelling against the cosmic overlords.

Netflix’s The Three-Body Problem has reunited Benioff and Weiss with Thrones alum John Bradley, who portrayed Samwell Tarly, and Liam Cunningham, who portrayed Ser Davos the Onion Knight.

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Other members of the cast include Benedict Wong (The MartianDoctor Strange), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby DriverAmbulance), Jovan Adepo (Tom Clancy’s Jack RyanWatchmen), Jess Hong (Inked), Zine Tseng (On A Whim), Alex Sharp (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Saamer Usmani (Succession) — as well as rising Aussie star Marlo Kelly, who you may have encountered in Home & AwayDare Me, and Peacock’s Joe vs Carole.

Knives Out writer-director Rian Johnson and Brad Pitt himself are also among the executive producers; while Liu Cixin and English translator Ken Kiu will serve as consulting producers. This represents the first project of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ $200 million multi-year Netflix deal inked back in 2019.

Netflix has confirmed The Three-Body Problem release date: March 21st, 2024 — check out the full-length trailer above.

Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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