Season 1

3 Body Problem - Season 1


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March 21, 2024

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Streaming release date (United States)

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


The past echoes in the future as humanity faces a terrifying new threat

Amidst the chaos of the Cultural Revolution in China, a secret military group sends signals to outer space. In the present day, those signals result in the slow arrival of an alien species. The approach of the mysterious life forms sends Earth into a panic. Humanity is split, divided on how to engage with the extraterrestrials. While some want to fight what they believe is inevitable domination, others are ready to give up the planet to a superior life form. Throughout the crisis, conspiracies and mysteries unravel leaving nothing as it first appears.

8 Episodes

What to know

Game of Thrones creators take on a sci-fi mystery project with Benedict Wong and Rosalind Chao

3 Body Problem Season 1 is an upcoming science fiction mystery drama created based on the novel of the same name by writer Liu Cixin. The show is developed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. They are joined by Alexander Woo who is known for writing episodes of True Blood as well as The Terror. Derek Tsang is responsible for directing the 3 Body Problem Season 1 pilot episode. The show features an impressive list of executive producers including Lin Qi, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Rosamund Pike, Rian Johnson, Bernadette Caulfield, and more.

3 Body Problem Season 1 features an ensemble cast led by Rosalind Chao as Ye Wenjie and Benedict Wong as Da Shi. The pair are joined by Game of Thrones alums Liam Cunningham and John Bradley. The cast also includes Saamer Usmani, Jess Hong, Jovan Adepo, Sea Shimooka, Zine Tseng, Eiza Gonzalez, Alex Sharp, Ben Schnetzer, Jonathan Pryce, Eve Ridley, Jason Forbes, and Stacy Abalogun.

Production News

  • September 1, 2020
    • An adaptation of the book 3 Body Problem is reportedly underway with Netflix producing and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reportedly signed on as showrunners. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 3, 2021
    • Eiza Gonzalez is confirmed to have joined the cast. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 29, 2021
    • Hong Kong film director Derek Tsang signs on to direct the pilot of the series. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • October 28, 2021
    • Benedict Wong, Jess Hong, Marlo Kelly, Sea Shimooka, Tsai Chin, Liam Cunningham, John Bradley, Jovan Adepo, Zine Tseng, Alex Sharp, and Saamer Usmani are all confirmed to be starring in the series. (Source: Deadline)
  • June 23, 2022
    • A casting announcement confirms the involvement of Jonathan Pryce, Rosalind Chao, Eve Ridley, and Ben Schnetzer. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • June 17, 2023
    • A new teaser for the series is released showcasing a mysterious and high-concept sci-fi mystery. It is confirmed that the show will be released on March 21, 2024. (Source: YouTube)
  • November 10, 2023
    • A scene from the upcoming first season of Three Body Problem was released. The sneak peek sees John Bradley’s character engaging in an innovative immersive technology. (Source: YouTube)
  • January 9, 2024
    • A new expanded trailer for 3 Body Problem is released. It teases a mysterious sci-fi epic with an ensemble cast. (Source: YouTube)


Science-Fiction, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller


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
Sea Shimooka
Saamer Usmani
Raj Varma
Eve Ridley