As promised, one of the big highlights of Netflix’s Tudum event was our first look at the highly anticipated streamer adaptation of author Cixin Liu’s The three-body problem. The teaser trailer offers just a brief – but still incredibly impressive – glimpse of the sci-fi epic, based on the trilogy of books. It also contains an important piece of information: the series will start streaming in January 2024.
The adaptation was first announced in 2020, with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss lead the project. (Glass onion And Last Jedi director Rian Johnson meanwhile belongs to the team of producers.) If you are new to Liu’s work – the series is called Memory of Earth’s pastAnd The three-body problem is the first book. Here’s the official summary:
The fateful decision of a young woman in 1960s China reverberates through space and time to a group of brilliant scientists today. As the laws of physics unravel before their eyes, five former colleagues reunite to face the greatest threat in human history.
The cast, meanwhile, is huge and includes Jess Hong, Benedict Wong, Eiza González, Jovan Adepo, Alex Sharp, John Bradley, Saamer Usmani, Liam Cunningham, Rosalind Chao, Jonathan Pryce, Marlo Kelly, Sea Shimooka, Ben Schnetzer, and Zine Tseng.
The show will consist of eight hour episodes upon premiere. And with six months before that happens, you have plenty of time to catch up on the books.