Previously rumored to be made by Amazon, Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem has struck a deal instead with Netflix. The series will be written and executively produced by Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss along with Alexander Woo of True Blood.
I’m really glad translator Ken Liu will be consulting for the series since I feel like he’s a rare author who is able to understand both Chinese and Asian-American sensitivities. I’m guessing like Mulan, the series’ Chinese characters won’t really offer many opportunities for actors based in China.
The project boasts an all-star lineup behind the camera. In addition to Benioff, Weiss, and Woo, Rian Johnson serves as executive producer along with Brad Pitt and Rosamund Pike. Author Liu and accomplished sci-fi writer Ken Liu, who translated the English versions of the first and third books, serve as consulting producers.
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Also, in case you’re wondering about how the film is going. It’s not.