Season 1

3 Body Problem - Season 1

(2024)

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March 21, 2024

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Streaming release date (United Kingdom)

3 Body Problem Season 1 will be available to watch on Netflix from March 21, 2024.

Synopsis

A young atrophysicist’s decisions in the 1960s play a key role in new present-day contact with alien life

In 1960s China, a young astrophysicist Ye Wenjie is recruited for a research project by the military after seeing her father brutally murdered in front of her. While working, the decisions she makes then result in consequences that carry over to the present day, where researchers are making first contact with an alien civilization.

8 Episodes

What to know

True Blood’s Alexander Woo and Game of Thrones’ Benioff and Weiss adapt Chinese sci-fi trilogy for Netflix

3 Body Problem Season 1 is the upcoming first season of the sci-fi drama series produced by Netflix. The series is based on author Liu Cixin’s book trilogy called Remembrance of Earth trilogy, whose first instalment is called Three Body Problem. The season lasts 8 episodes and covers the first book. 3 Body Problem is written and executive produced by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss, alongside True Blood’s Alexander Woo. Rian Johnson (Knives Out and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi) also executive produces, while Derek Tsang (Better Days) directs some of the episodes.


Rosalind Chao stars in 3 Body Problem as the astrophysicist Ye Wenjie, whose past decisions carry lasting effects into the modern age. A younger version of Wenjie is portrayed by Zine Tseng in her first acting role. The cast is rounded out by the MCU’s Benedict Wong, Jovan Adepo, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Eiza González, Saamer Usmani, Sir Jonathan Pryce, Marlo Kelly, Sea Shimooka, Eve Ridley, Alex Sharp, and more.

Production News

  • September 1, 2020
    • Netflix first announce they are creating an English-language adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy Remembrance of Earth’s Past called 3 Body Problem, titled after the first book in the series. David Benioff and DB Weiss of Game of Thrones fame will write and executive produce alongside True Blood’s Alexander Woo. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 19, 2021
    • Better Days director Derek Tsang joins the series as the director of some of the episodes. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 18, 2021
    • In big casting announcement, Netflix reveal that 12 actors have joined the cast, including Benedict Wong, Zine Tseng, Tsai Chin, Eiza Gonzalez, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Saamer Usmani, Sea Shimooka, Marlo Kelly, Jess Hong, Alex Sharp, and Jovan Adepo. (Source: Deadline)
  • June 17, 2023
    • At the Tudum 2023 fan event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Netflix reveal a first-look teaser trailer for 3 Body Problem, and confirm the release date for January 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • November 10, 2023
    • Netflix release a full clip from the series showing Rosalind Chao and John Bradley’s characters playing with a new type of VR headset. The streamer also revealed that the release date for the series has been pushed back to March 21, 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • January 9, 2024
    • Netflix release a full-length trailer for 3 Body Problem Season 1, promising viewers a thrilling sci-fi mystery from the creators of Game of Thrones. (Source: Deadline)

Genres

Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Drama, Mystery & Thriller

Cast

Benedict Wong
Da Shi
Jess Hong
Jin Cheng
Jovan Adepo
Saul Durand
Eiza González
Auggie Salazar
John Bradley
Jack Rooney
Alex Sharp
Will Downing
Zine Tseng
Young Ye Wenjie
Rosalind Chao
Ye Wenjie
Jonathan Pryce
Mike Evans
Ben Schnetzer
Young Mike Evans
Liam Cunningham
Thomas Wade
Marlo Kelly
Tatiana
Sea Shimooka
Sophon
Saamer Usmani
Raj Varma
Eve Ridley
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