Netflix provided an update on its highly anticipated adaptation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem at its Tudum event today.
The upcoming live-action series from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, which was first announced in 2020, will premiere sometime next year. Netflix released a behind-the-scenes teaser featuring a few character interactions.
Benedict Wong (The Martian, Doctor Strange), Eiza González (Baby Driver), and Game of Thrones’ John Bradley and Liam Cunningham are among the actors set to appear in the project.
The Three-Body Problem, regarded as a modern sci-fi masterpiece, was first published in China in 2008. It took another six years for the novel to reach the West, where it went on to become the first Asian novel to win a Hugo Award.
The live-action adaptation is being advised by Cixin and Ken Liu, who translated two of the novels in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy into English.
In 2019, Netflix signed Benioff and Weiss to a lucrative $200 million contract. The 3-Body Problem is the duo‘s first project for the company, though they have previously produced a series with Sandra Oh.
More information about the 3-Body Problem is likely to be released by Netflix in the coming months.