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The Three-Body Problem
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A new series by the creators of 'Game of Thrones' is heading to Netflix

It's called 'The Three-Body Problem.'

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

We're finally hearing some news surrounding Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' recently signed deal with Netflix: the duo is set to work on a new series adaptation of the science-fiction trilogy written by Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem, about humans' first contact with aliens.

"Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe. We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world," Benioff and Weiss said in an official statement announcing the news.  

Cixin himself, who will serve as a consulting producer, commented on the upcoming effort: "I have the greatest respect for and faith in the creative team adapting The Three-Body Problem for television audiences," he said in an official statement. "I set out to tell a story that transcends time and the confines of nations, cultures, and races; one that compels us to consider the fate of humankind as a whole. It is a great honor as an author to see this unique sci-fi concept travel and gain fandom across the globe and I am excited for new and existing fans all over the world to discover the story on Netflix."

It's a feat deserving of the attention of the successful creators, as others throughout the years have unsuccessfully tried to adapt the 2008 work for the screen. Back in 2018, for example, Amazon spent a lot of money trying to take on the project (it would have been one of the most expensive shows in the history of television) but ultimately failed to do so. 

Netflix's series order includes all three books in the series (The Dark Forest and Death's End come next) but no announcement has yet been made surrounding the timing of the productions.

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