Netflix’s "Three-Body Problem" has tapped Oscar-nominated Hong Kong director Derek Tsang to helm the series adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy https://t.co/bKtJ2Bx0x4— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) August 19, 2021
Oscar-nominated director Derek Tsang (Better Days) has joined Netflix's Three Body Problem as director and co-executive producer. Better Days was nominated for Best International Film at the 2019 Oscars, and won several awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. No casting has been announced, aside from rumours about Eiza González, but Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are also showrunning here, so don't expect too much from the show. Other big name EPs include Rian Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, and The Terror season two showrunner Alexander Woo (co-creator of this show as well).
"Three-Body Problem is a dramatic series inspired by Liu [Cixin]’s epic science fiction trilogy, which tells the story of what happens when humanity discovers that we are not alone in the universe. The first book tells the story of Ye Wenjie, who, following her father’s death at the hands of the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, attempts to help aliens invade Earth, while different factions on Earth plan different ways of welcoming the extra-terrestrials. It originally was serialized in Science Fiction World in 2006 before being published in 2008."
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I'd been meaning to read these books and thought the series sounded like it could be interesting, but with those showrunners . . .