Game of Thrones Creators Set First Project at Netflix

Netflix has introduced an English-language adaptation of Chinese writer Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem trilogy, also called Remembrance of Earth’s Past. It’s being made by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, together with Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson. Benioff and Weiss will write The Three-Body Problem for Netflix with Alexander Woo (The Terror: Infamy, True Blood), and can function government producers Johnson. Cixin may even function a consulting producer on the Netflix sequence, along with Ken Liu, who labored on the novels’ English translation.

The Three-Body Problem trilogy turns into the primary undertaking that stems from Benioff and Weiss’ deal at Netflix, reportedly value $200 million (about Rs. 1,460 crores), introduced in August final 12 months, following which they give up the Star Wars universe. The Game of Thrones duo are going from one huge present (Game of Thrones) — arguably one of the most important of all time — to a different, given the huge area time expanse of the story, which matches from the Sixties to the top of time, and makes use of flashbacks and flashforwards to depict its doomsday story of people encountering aliens often known as the Trisolarans.

First revealed in Mandarin in 2008, and translated into English in 2014, The Three-Body Problem gained the Hugo Award for Best Novel. A sequel, The Dark Forest, adopted in 2008 in Mandarin and reached English readers in 2015. The third and last e book, Death’s End, was revealed in 2010 in China and 2016 elsewhere. Death’s End gained the Locus Award for Best Sci-Fi Novel and was a finalist at the Hugo Awards.

In addition to Benioff, Weiss, and Johnson, government producers on Netflix’s Three-Body Problem sequence embrace the president of Benioff & Weiss’ manufacturing home Bernadette Caulfield, Johnson’s producing associate Ram Bergman, Johnson and Bergman’s T-Street president of TV Nena Rodrigue, and rights-holders Yoozoo Group and The Three-Body Universe chairman Lin Qi, and The Three-Body Universe VP Zhao Jilong. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Rosamund Pike’s Primitive Streak are additionally concerned on the Netflix adaptation of Cixin’s award-winning sci-fi trilogy.

“I have the greatest respect for and faith in the creative team adapting The Three-Body Problem for television audiences,” Cixin mentioned in a ready assertion. “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 honour 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.”

Benioff and Weiss added in a joint assertion: “Liu Cixin’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.”


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