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3 Body Problem: Release Date, Trailer And Everything We Know

3 Body Problem

3 Body Problem is one of the most anticipated television series of this year. It’s particularly awaited because of its creators: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss as well as Alexander Woo. Among them, Weiss and Benioff had previously created the successful and acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones.

It’s their first project since the fantasy series and has been the talk of the town ever since it was announced. If you are one such fan who is eagerly waiting to see 3 Body Problem, you are at the absolute right place so read on.

What Is 3 Body Problem All About?

3 Body Problem is based on the namesake series of novels penned by Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin. It follows the story of an astrophysicist named Ye Wenjie who sees her father getting brutally beaten to death during the late 1960s-early 1970s cultural revolution in China. She is identified as a traitor and is jailed. Later on, she meets two military physicists who are working on a secret project called Red Coast.

What Is 3 Body Problem All About?
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Because of her scientific background, Ye is tasked and given a mission to go to a secret radar base in a desolate area. The events that follow consist of drastic jumps in space and time to save humanity from a threat.

The series will chronicle different timelines including the 1960s China to the present-day 21st century in Oxford, England as well as New York.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Netflix‘s science fiction series 3 Body Problem will premiere on Netflix on Thursday, March 21st, 2024. It will consist of eight episodes and it will take the viewers in a world they have never seen before. The first episode is helmed by all three creators with the subsequent episodes helmed by others as well.

The strong source material has received universal acclaim and the creators behind this show are a double surety that it will be a breathtaking experience for the viewers.

Do We Have A Release Date?
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The entire novel series is considered one of the best in literature in the science fiction genre. If the series has been adapted faithfully and intelligently, there is no chance that it won’t work.

Who Will Be In The Cast?

Benedict Wong, who is known for his roles in films like ‘The Martian’ and ‘Doctor Strange’, will be portraying the role of Da Shi. Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez is playing the role of Augustina Salazar aka Auggie. She has previously done projects like Baby Driver and Ambulance. Jess Hong will be playing the role of Jin Cheng while Fences actor Jovan Adepo will portray Saul Durand in the series.

Who Will Be In The Cast?
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Rosalind Chao and Zine Tseng will be playing astrophysicist Ye Wenjie. Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce, who also acted in Game of Thrones, will be playing Mike Evans’ role; while Ben Schnetzer will play the younger version of Mike. Another GOT actor Liam Cunningham will be also playing the role of Wade. All these characters are author-backed and the ensemble cast consists of interesting actors which will make the entire series rich and exciting.

Who Has Created The Netflix Adaptation?

3 Body Problem is created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo. While Weiss and Benioff earlier created HBO’s Game of Thrones, Woo has written True Blood and worked as a showrunner on AMC’s The Terror.

Ever since Game of Thrones concluded in 2019, fans have been wondering what its creators are going to do next. The answer is 3 Body Problems. The novel series it’s based on has its own separate and strong fan base who are also excited to watch its series adaptation.

Who Has Created The Netflix Adaptation?
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Also known as the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy, the 3 Body Problem series consists of three books. These are The 3 Body Problem which was the first book release in 2006. It was followed by The Dark Forest, released in 2008. The final book in the series was called Death’s End and it was made available in 2010.

All the books chronicle the preparation of humanity as they brace for an invasion of Earth by aliens. The books have bagged the Hugo Award and a nomination for the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

Do We Have A Trailer?

The much-awaited official trailer of 3 Body Problems was released on January 10 this year. The two-minute and 35-second-long trailer is filled with some of the most exciting and goose-bumps-inducing scenes from the entire series. It stars with Da Shi investigating a dark room with a torch. We then see Augustina Salazar as numbers are floating in front of her eyes.

The rest of the trailer showcases people trying to figure out who is targeting the scientists. Towards the end, we see a series of stunning visuals from the show that navigate different timelines. Prior to that, the makers had also dropped a teaser of the series which was well received.


Just like many book adaptations, 3 Body Problems has also slightly deviated from its source material to fit the medium. With the author’s permission, the creators have made several changes to the story. This includes setting the story mainly in the United Kingdom, unlike the China-set story in the novel. Benioff has said that the series is for both kinds of people, the fans of the books and people who haven’t read them.

The series consists of several actors from different races and a multitude of talents to give it a much-needed global appeal. 3 Body Problem remains a highly anticipated series, especially for fans of science fiction. There are multiple reasons for fans to eagerly wait for this series with bated breath. This includes its source material, creators and the exciting trailer.

People who have read the book will be able to enjoy the visual translation of their much-loved story. At the same time, people who are unfamiliar with its source material will get a visual roller coaster ride that they will never be able to forget.

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