The creators of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” are adapting an English language version of Chinese science fiction trilogy “The Three-Body Problem” for Netflix, which tell the story of an alternative Chinese history involving alien invasions, technological battles and power struggles. The proposed series will be a collaboration between United States and Chinese production teams.
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. It 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.
“Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe,” said David Benioff and Weiss in a joint statement. “We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world.”