Everything we know about ‘3 Body Problem’
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Everything we know about ‘3 Body Problem’

The upcoming Netflix series, 3 Body Problem, a collaborative venture between the streaming giant and former Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is derived from Liu Cixin’s renowned Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. 

However, if you are still scarred from the last couple of seasons of Game of Thrones, you can rest a little easy. Amid whispers of interstellar dread and cosmic intrigue, the series signals a significant departure from the fantastical realms of Westeros. Plus, there is a finished source material to fall back on.

Benioff and Weiss’ second collaboration with Netflix, after The Chair, promises a fresh foray into the speculative depths of space. As the creators gear up to unfold a narrative set against the backdrop of a three-body star system, the anticipation surrounding 3 Body Problem has been growing.

Before adding it to your Netflix watchlist, read on to find out everything about 3 Body Problem, from the plot and cast to the release date.

What is 3 Body Problem About?

3 Body Problem explores an impending threat Earth faces from a three-body star system universe. 

Adapted from Liu Cixin’s trilogy, the story unfolds across three phases: imminent threat, war preparation, and a complex narrative spanning decades. This isn’t a conventional alien invasion; it’s an existential saga that intertwines complex scientific theories with political intrigue. 

The series explores how humanity grapples with the inevitable doom of an alien invasion, featuring a diverse cast of characters, each playing a pivotal role in Earth’s response to the impending threat.

Who is in the cast of 3 Body Problem?

The star-studded cast of 3 Body Problem includes Jess Hong, Benedict Wong, Alex Sharp, Jovan Adepo, and John Bradley, who presented the first teaser trailer at the Netflix Tudum presentation in Brazil. At the event, Liam Cunningham, known for his role as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones, shared insights into his character, Mr Wade, a genius in theoretical physics and quantum entanglement. 

Other notable cast members include Eiza González, Saamer Usmani, Rosalind Chao, Jonathan Pryce, Ben Schnetzer, Marlo Kelly, Sea Shimooka, and Eve Ridley.

When is 3 Body Problem released?

Netflix has announced that 3 Body Problem will premiere on March 21st, 2024, with hour-long episodes. The series, covering the entirety of Liu Cixin’s trilogy, eliminates the need for renewal and guarantees an immersive experience for viewers.

Is there a trailer for 3 Body Problem?

The eagerly anticipated teaser trailer was unveiled at the Tudum presentation, showcasing a gripping narrative set against the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution in China. The trailer incorporates Carl Sagan’s quotes to create an atmospheric tone. 

You can watch the teaser trailer of 3 Body Problem here: