Here is your first look at the new show from the makers of Game of Thrones
The writers teamed up with Netflix to make the ambitious sci-fi series.
The show is based on the acclaimed Three-Body trilogy of sci-fi novels by Chinese writer Liu Cixin. Describing the adaptation as "cerebral" and "mind-bending", the plot synopsis from Netflix reads:
"A fateful decision in 1960s China echoes across space and time to a group of scientists in the present, forcing them to face humanity's greatest threat".
Marking the first series from Benioff and Weiss since Game of Thrones wrapped up its eight-season run in 2019, the pair co-created 3 Body Problem alongside Alexander Woo (The Terror).
The upcoming show features some Game of Thrones alum amongst its large ensemble cast such as John Bradley, Jonathan Pryce and Liam Cunningham. Other actors that will appear in the series include Alex Sharp (Living), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Ben Schnetzer (Y: The Last Man), Eiza González (Ambulance), Jovan Adepo (Babylon), Rosalind Chao (The Joy Luck Club), Saamer Usmani (Inventing Anna) and Sea Shimooka (Arrow).
Meanwhile, Academy Award-nominated director Derek Tsang (Better Days) serves as one of the directors of 3 Body Problem while Brad Pitt, Rian Johnson and Rosamund Pike are among the show's producers.
While the series does not have an exact release date as of yet, Netflix has confirmed it will arrive on the streamer sometime in January 2024.
Released as part of Netflix's Tudum event - in which the streamer promotes its various upcoming projects - you can check out the first teaser for 3 Body Problem right here:
You can watch the other big movie and TV trailers released this week below:
Starting with films, Antony Starr (The Boys), Cleopatra Coleman (Babarbian) and Lizzy Caplan (Fleishman is in Trouble) are among the cast of this horror about a young boy who tries to investigate the mysterious knocking noises that are coming from inside the walls of his house.
It lands in Irish cinemas on 1 September.
In this new Pixar animation out in Irish cinemas on 1 March 2024, a young boy is mistakenly identified by aliens as being Earth's ambassador to the rest of the universe.
Heart of Stone
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) plays an intelligence operative for a shadowy global peacekeeping agency that races to stop a hacker from stealing the agency's most valuable and dangerous weapon.
Heart of Stone will arrive on Netflix on 11 August.
Smoking Causes Coughing
This French comedy follows a team of superheroes on a compulsory retreat in order to rebuild morale who are called to save the world.
It will be in Irish cinemas from 7 July.
They Cloned Tyrone
This Netflix comedy sci-fi out on 21 July stars Jamie Foxx, John Boyega and Teyonah Parris as an unlikely trio who uncover a government cloning conspiracy.
This feature-length documentary about the legendary '80s pop band comes to Netflix on 5 July.
All the Light We Cannot See
Moving onto TV, this five-part Netflix adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII novel of the same name stars Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie.
It will land on the streamer on 2 November.
This spin-off of the hit Spanish Netflix show Money Heist will focus on the character of Berlin (Pedro Alonso) and will arrive on Netflix in December.
Foundation Season 2
Jared Harris and Lee Pace will return for the second season of this Apple TV+ sci-fi epic on 14 July.
Following the adventures of fugitive pirates, the most popular manga in history gets the live-action treatment with this Netflix series out on 31 August.
What We Do in the Shadows Season 5
Last but not least, this beloved vampire comedy will return for its fifth season in Ireland sometime after its US release date on 13 July.
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