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Netflix Unveils 3 Body Problem Trailer at CES

Netflix has revealed the official trailer for 3 Body Problem, the new drama series from David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo. Based on the books (buy at Amazon), the series will debut globally on the streaming service on March 21.

Attendees of the 3 Body Problem immersive experience at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas were among the first to see the trailer (watch it below) and be transported into the mysterious world of the series in a fun and experiential way, showcasing its genre-bending high stakes. Benioff, Weiss, and Woo were on site at the experience for the trailer launch.

Netflix Unveils 3 Body Problem Trailer at CES

In 3 Body Problem, a young woman’s fateful decision in 1960s China reverberates across space and time into the present day. When the laws of nature inexplicably unravel before their eyes, a close-knit group of brilliant scientists join forces with an unorthodox detective to confront the greatest threat in humanity’s history.

The series stars Jovan Adepo, John Bradley, Rosalind Chao, Liam Cunningham, Eiza González, Jess Hong, Marlo Kelly, Alex Sharp, Sea Shimooka, Zine Tseng, Saamer Usmani, Benedict Wong, and Jonathan Pryce.

3 Body Problem on Netflix

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones) and Alexander Woo (The Terror: Infamy, True Blood) are co-creators, executive producers, and writers of the series. Bernadette Caulfield (Game of Thrones, The X-Files) is an executive producer.

Rian Johnson (Knives Out, Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi), Ram Bergman, and Nena Rodrigue are executive producers for T-Street.

Lin Qi, the late former Chairman of Yoozoo Group, and Zhao Jilong, CEO of the rights-holder, The Three-Body Universe, are executive producers, along with Xiaosong Gao and Lauren Ma. Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and Dede Gardner are executive producers.

Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke are executive producers for Primitive Streak. Derek Tsang and Andrew Stanton will direct and co-executive produce. Additional directors include Jeremy Podeswa and Minkie Spiro.

“What we are hoping to do is to convey the experience — if not necessarily the exact details — of the novel onto the screen,” co-creator and executive producer Alexander Woo told Netflix’s Tudum.

“What stayed, we hope, is the sense of wonderment and the sense of scope, of scale, where the problems are no longer just the problems of an individual or even a nation, but of an entire species.”

3 Body Problem on Netflix


Jess Hong as Jin Cheng
A member of the “Oxford Five”: a group of young Oxford scientists. A genius theoretical physicist with an insatiable thirst for answers to the biggest questions in the universe. Her curiosity could be her biggest strength – if it’s not her downfall.

Jovan Adepo as Saul Durand
A member of the “Oxford Five.” No less gifted but far less focused than his peers, Saul is a physics research assistant who has not reached his full potential. When the ultimate challenge presents itself, will he rise to it?

Eiza González as Auggie Salazar
A member of the “Oxford Five.” A nanotech trailblazer, Auggie is dedicated to solving actual problems now, not theoretical ones in the future. Strong and visionary, she’s a natural target for humanity’s enemies.

John Bradley as Jack Rooney
A member of the “Oxford Five.” Rude, outspoken, and loveable, Jack used his physics degree to develop a snacks empire.

Alex Sharp as Will Downing
A member of the “Oxford Five.” A sixth-form physics teacher, Will receives life-changing news that forces him to reconsider his place in the universe.

Zine Tseng and Rosalind Chao as Ye Wenjie
Astrophysics prodigy Ye Wenjie feels alone in the universe after losing everything during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A decision she made in the 1960s echoes through the centuries and may still be heard at the end of time.

Ben Schnetzer and Jonathan Pryce as Mike Evans
A passionate environmentalist turned billionaire oil tycoon.

Liam Cunningham as Thomas Wade
The charismatic leader of the world’s most elite intelligence operation, Wade is the ultimate big-picture thinker. People are props in his game – and his audacious gambits have a tendency to pay off.

Marlo Kelly as Tatiana
Raised from birth in Mike Evans’ organization, Tatiana has dedicated her life to welcoming the outsiders – by any means necessary.

Sea Shimooka as Sophon
An avatar who appears in a mysterious VR game within the show.

Saamer Usmani as Raj Varma
A naval officer from a military family, Raj has a deep commitment to his work. His relationship with his girlfriend, Jin, risks becoming collateral damage in his mission.

Eve Ridley as Follower
A 9-year-old character whom Jin encounters in the VR game.

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