The Game of Thrones team are ready to get their teeth into a new show, adapting the bestselling Chinese sci-fi novel ‘The Three-Body Problem’.
David Benioff and DB Weiss will be bringing The Three-Body Problem to life, a novel written by science fiction author Liu Cixi. The book’s synopsis reads: “A secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth”.
Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg praised the book after its publication in 2008. According to BBC News, Benioff and Weiss signed an exclusive deal with Netflix in 2019.
Another of Cixi’s novels was previously adapted to the big screen in 2019 titled ‘The Wandering Earth’ and was a success in China. The plot for which involved moving the earth to a new solar system as a result of the sun dying, the film follows the issues faced along the journey.
There are no further details for The Three-Body Problem but it will be interesting to see how the novel adapts to the small screen.