Cast locked for Netflix’s 3 Body Problem
Netflix is back with a major announcement! The roster for their series adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy, 3 Body Problem is out. Game of Thrones alums David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will serve as showrunners and executive producers for their overall deal with the streaming giant. They also co-created the show with Alexander Woo, who will also serve as executive producer under his overall Netflix deal. The series will be directed by Derek Tsang, who will also be an executive producer.
Stars of the show
3 Body Problem truly boasts a big cast and includes Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Tsai Chin (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and Game of Thrones stars Liam Cunningham and John Bradley. Additional stars include Eiza Gonzalez (Godzilla Vs. Kong), Sameer Usmani and Zine Tseng (The Mauritanian), Marlo Kelly (Dare Me), Jovan Adepo (When They See Us), Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and Jess Hong (Inked: The Brokenwood Mysteries).
Additional executive producers include Bernadette Caulfield, president of Bighead Littlehead production, which was founded by Benioff and Weiss. Others include Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman and Nena Rodrigue of T Street Productions. The late Lin Qi, former chairman of Yoozoo Group is an executive producer. Zhao Jilong, CEO of The Three-Body Universe, Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Primitive Streak’s Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke are also executive producers.
3 Body Problem is a sci-fi drama based on Liu’s epic trilogy. The story has humanity discovering that they are not the only beings in the universe. If Netflix follows a proper adaptation, then the first part of the series will tell the story of Ye Wenjie. Ye discovers that her father got killed by the Red Guards during the cultural revolution. In her quest for revenge, she helps aliens invade Earth, as did many other factions of Earth.
Netflix is yet to release the synopsis. We can expect it to start once filming begins.