Fans of Liu Cixin’s epic science fiction trilogy Remembrance of Earth’s Past should get excited because the long-awaited adaptation of 3 Body Problem from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss—plus True Blood‘s Alexander Woo—is coming to Netflix in just a few months, March 21, 2024, specifically.
If you want to find out a bit more about the upcoming sci-fi drama, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find everything there is to know about 3 Body Problem adaptation, including its release date, cast, synopsis, and more. Plus, Netflix released a new clip and teaser art during Geeked Week 2023 that we’re excited to share with you below!
What is 3 Body Problem about?
3 Body Problem is a series of epic size and scope, but it really comes down to the discovery of extraterrestrial life and how Earth’s inhabitants grapple with their imminent arrival. Civilization starts dividing into camps; those who want to welcome to the mysterious newcomers, and those prepared to fight them off.
However, this is a Hugo Award-winning series with a lot of different components, characters, philosophy, and political machinations, so that is a very watered-down summary of the actual story.
The first season is comprised of eight episodes.
Here’s the official logline from Netflix and you can watch the teaser and a brand-new clip below.
"A young woman’s fateful decision in 1960s China reverberates across space and time to a group of brilliant scientists in the present day. As the laws of nature unravel before their eyes, five former colleagues reunite to confront the greatest threat in humanity’s history."
The sneak peek features Game of Thrones alum John Bradley trying on a revolutionary virtual reality device that thrusts the user into a world indistinguishable from reality.
3 Body Problem Problem cast
The series adaptation has attracted quite the famous faces! Game of Thrones actors Liam Cunningham (Sir Davos Seaworth) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) is set to star alongside Marvel’s Benedict Wong.
Other cast members include Godzilla vs. Kong actress Eiza González, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan actor Jovan Adepo and The CW’s Arrow actress Sea Shimooka.
Here’s the full cast list:
- Saamer Usmani
- Jess Hong
- Jovan Adepo
- Alex Sharp
- Zine Tseng
- Rosalind Chao
- Sir Jonathan Pryce
- Sea Shimooka
- Marlo Kelly
- Eve Ridley
- Benedict Wong
- Tsai Chin
- Ben Schnetzer
- John Bradley
- Eiza González
- Liam Cunningham
How to start reading the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy
I think 3 Body Problem is one of those shows that really benefit from knowing the source material ahead of time. We’ve got several months still before the series premieres on Netflix, so why not take that time to start reading the books by Liu Cixin?
If you’re in America, you can purchase all three from wherever books are sold and they’ve been translated into English by Ken Liu.
Here’s the reading order:
- The Three-Body Problem
- The Dark Forest
- Death’s End
3 Body Problem officially premieres on Netflix on March 21, 2024. Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates on the series.