Inspired by The Three-Body Problem, the supremely successful book by Liu Cixin, the 3 Body Problem series will be heading to Netflix this spring and you can check out the first trailer here…
The series follows a young woman’s fateful decision in 1960s China that reverberates across space and time into the present day. When the laws of nature inexplicably unravel before their eyes, a close-knit group of brilliant scientists join forces with an unorthodox detective to confront the greatest threat in humanity’s history.
Created by Game Of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and True Blood producer Alexander Woo, 3 Body Problem will comprise eight episodes and will be released this March on Netflix.
“We have a tremendous love and respect for the books,” Benioff said to TUDUM. “You can’t devote every waking moment of your life for years on end to adapt a piece of work that you don’t love. So it’s very important to us that the show stand on its own two legs and work for people who have read the books — and for people who haven’t read the books.”
Find out more about the characters and cast here…
Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) as Da Shi
Da Shi is an intelligence officer with an unorthodox style of tradecraft, Da Shi investigates the ongoing mysterious deaths within the scientific community.
Jess Hong (Inked) as Jin Cheng
Jin Cheng is member of the “Oxford Five”: a group of young Oxford scientists. A genius theoretical physicist with an insatiable thirst for answers about the biggest questions in the universe. Her curiosity could be her biggest strength — if it’s not her downfall.
Jovan Adepo (Watchmen series) as Saul Durand
Saul Durand is a member of the “Oxford Five.” No less gifted but far less focused than his peers, Saul is a physics research assistant who has not reached his full potential. When the ultimate challenge presents itself, will he rise to it?
Eiza González (Alita: Battle Angel) as Auggie Salazar
Auggie Salazar is a member of the “Oxford Five.” A nanotech trailblazer, Auggie is dedicated to solving actual problems now, not theoretical ones in the future. Strong and visionary, she’s a natural target for humanity’s enemies.
John Bradley (Game of Thrones) as Jack Rooney
Jack Rooney is a member of the “Oxford Five.” Rude, outspoken, and loveable, Jack used his physics degree to develop a snacks empire.
Alex Sharp (How to Talk to Girls at Parties) as Will Downing
Will Downing is a member of the “Oxford Five”. A sixth form physics teacher, Will receives life-changing news that forces him to reconsider his place in the universe.
Zine Tseng and Rosalind Chao (Sweet Tooth) as Ye Wenjie
Astrophysics prodigy Ye Wenjie feels alone in the universe after losing everything during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A decision she made in the 1960s echoes through the centuries and may still be heard at the end of time.
Ben Schnetzer (Y: The Last Ma) and Jonathan Pryce, pictured (Game of Thrones) as Mike Evans
Mike Evans is a passionate environmentalist turned billionaire oil tycoon.
Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as Thomas Wade
Thomas Wade is the charismatic leader of the world’s most elite intelligence operation Wade is the ultimate big picture thinker. People are props in his game — and his audacious gambits have a tendency to pay off.
Marlo Kelly (Joe vs. Carole) as Tatiana
Raised from birth in Mike Evans’ organisation, Tatiana has dedicated her life to welcoming the outsiders— by any means necessary.
Sea Shimooka (Arrow) as Sophon
Sophon is an avatar who appears in a mysterious VR game within the show.
Saamer Usmani (What/If) as Raj Varma
A naval officer from a military family, Raj has a deep commitment to his work. His relationship with his girlfriend, Jin, risks becoming collateral damage in his mission.
“This is very much a story about humanity, and humanity’s struggle with a seemingly unsolvable mystery that snowballs into a full-on existential crisis,” Benioff continued. “So we wanted to represent, as much as possible, all of humanity. We wanted people from all over the world.
“We tried to make this a very diverse, international cast to represent the idea that this isn’t just one country’s struggle; it’s a global struggle to survive.”
3 Body Problem will launch on Netflix on 21st March 2024.
Watch more trailers and videos at the SciFiNow YouTube channel.