The Three-Body Problem To Be Adapted As A Series, Jointly Developed And Produced By The Three-Body Universe, YOOZOO And Netflix
An agreement has been reached to adapt international best-seller The Three-Body Problem, an epic science fiction work written by Cixin Liu, into a Netflix original series. Yoozoo Group and The Three-Body Universe, copyright owners of the Three-Body trilogy, have reached an agreement with Netflix to jointly develop and produce a Three-Body series in English.
Original author Cixin Liu and Ken Liu, who wrote the English translation for The Three-Body Problem and Death's End, will jointly serve as production consultants for the series, alongside the following first batch of core creators announced by Peter Friedlander, Netflix Vice President, Original Series Drama:
Writers and executive producers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones), and Alexander Woo (The Terror: Infamy, True Blood), who have experience tackling ambitious sagas over time and space, as well as executive producers Rian Johnson and producing partner Ram Bergman (Looper, Knives Out, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi), who have long dazzled fans with thrilling and mind-bending epics.
Rounding out the creative team is a deep bench of venerable and passionate executive producers:
Bernadette Caulfield (Game of Thrones, The X-Files), newly-installed President of Benioff & Weiss’ production company.
Nena Rodrigue, President of Television for Johnson and Bergman's production company, T-Street.
Lin Qi, Chairman of the rights-holders - Yoozoo Group and The Three-Body Universe, and Zhao Jilong, Vice President of The Three-Body Universe, who are deeply committed to meaningfully building out the Three-Body franchise.
Plan B Entertainment (Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner’s company) known for bringing to screen critically acclaimed and global projects with great reverence including Okja for Netflix and the Academy Award–winning Moonlight.
Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke whose company Primitive Streak specializes in prestige international literary property.
Author & consulting producer Liu Cixin: "I have the greatest respect for and faith in the creative team adapting The Three-Body Problem for television audiences. 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.”
Writers and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: "Cixin Liu’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.”
Writer and executive producer Alexander Woo: “It’s a privilege to be adapting one of the great masterpieces of Chinese science-fiction. The Three-Body Problem trilogy combines so many things I love: rich, multi-layered characters and true existential stakes - all told as an elegant and deeply human allegory. I’m thrilled to kick off my partnership with Netflix with this accomplished creative team.”
Executive producer Lin Qi: “The Three-Body Universe and Yoozoo Group strive to collaborate with The Three-Body Problem-loving creatives and artists across the globe to create diverse forms of art. ‘To extol civilizations with technology’ is a mission Yoozoo commits itself to, and the saga from Da Liu [Cixin Liu] is exactly a part of that beautiful civilization. We are thrilled to embark on this new adventure with Netflix, a creative powerhouse and a truly global entertainment service that consistently fuels us with outstanding film and television works.”
Executive producer Bernadette Caulfield: “After working closely with David and D.B. for many years, I’m excited to join their company and embark on this next journey with them and the fantastic team at Netflix. We share the same vision and passion for bringing to life dynamic and grand stories; The Three-Body Problem is uniquely special and similarly ambitious."