Netflix has shown off a behind-the-scenes look at 3 Body Problem, its ambitious adaptation of the epic sci-fi book series from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. It is confirmed to debut in 2023.
Revealed at Netflix's Tudum event, we saw members of the cast, as well as executive producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Alexander Woo, explain a little of the show, and reveal that it's coming next year.
3 Body Problem is described in the clip as a "history of humanity from the point of first contact with an alien civilization all the way to the end of the universe." The team was excited about the "ambitious storytelling" and "breadth and scope" of the novels by Liu Cixin.
First announced in 2020, the show is an adaptation of Cixin's award-winning book trilogy The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past), and will be "the story of humanity's first contact with an alien civilization," portraying a vision of the future that sees "all of humanity vulnerable to the same external threat."
The show will feature Benedict Wong (the MCU's Sorceror Supreme, Wong), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Tsai Chin (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones), and more.
The show's first confirmed director was Oscar-nominated Hong Kong director Derek Tsang.