3-Body Problem: Jovan Adepo, Benedict Wong & more join Netflix series

Game of Thrones TV series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are now working on an epic Netflix series called Three Body Problem, an adaptation of a trilogy of sci-fi novels written by Chinese author Liu Cixin. A couple months ago, we heard that Eiza González (Baby Driver, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) was in talks to star in the show, and now Variety has not only confirmed that she is in the cast, they’ve also revealed the names of eleven of her co-stars. They are Jovan Adepo (Overlord, The Stand), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Gemini Man), John Bradley (Game of Thrones, Moonfall), Tsai Chin (Lucky Grandma, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Dog Soldiers), Jess Hong (Inked, The Brokenwood Mysteries), Marlo Kelly (Home and Away, Dare Me), Alex Sharp (How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Trial of the Chicago 7), Sea Shimooka (Pink Skies Ahead, Arrow), Saamer Usmani (Inventing Anna, Succession), and newcomer Zine Tseng.

The 3-Body Problem was the title of the first novel in Cixin’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. The second novel was titled The Dark Forest and the third Death’s End. The novels tell the story of what happens when

humanity discovers that we are not alone in the universe and prepares for an alien force arriving from a distant and inhospitable world. The title refers to the aliens’ star system, which has three stars orbiting each other in such a way that an Earth-type planet between them keeps suffering extreme hot and cold temperatures, repeatedly wiping out its intelligent civilizations.

Benioff and Weiss serve as showrunners on 3-Body Problem, with Alexander Woo (The Terror: Infamy) on board as co-creator, writer, and executive producer. Rian Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Bernadette Caulfield, Ram Bergman, Nena Rodrigue, Robie Uniacke, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are also executive producing, alongside Zhao Jilong, CEO of rights holder The Three-Body Universe, and Lin Qi, the late chairman of rights holder Yoozoo Group.

I can’t say I’m familiar with every new addition to the cast, but I am a fan of some of the actors and I look forward to seeing what this show is going to be like.


Source: Variety

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