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Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“The three-body problem”: Doubts have been dispelled. The epic show returns with a second and third season

On May 16, it was announced on Netflix's social channels that that there will be new episodes of “The Three-Body Problem”.

“We are delighted that we can tell this story to its epic conclusion. From the moment we read it the last page of Cixin Liu's wonderful trilogy, we hoped to take viewers on a journey to the end of the universe. Let's get started,” wrote DB Weiss, David Benioff and Alexander Woo in an official statement.

However, it was not specified how many episodes the theoretically announced second season would have. In April, David Weiss said in an interview with Deadline: “(…) this story keeps getting weirder in the best sense of the word. That's why there are many choices we have to make and things we have to finalize (in the script – editor's note). We've been thinking about it now and for the last few months.”

Although the news of the resumption pleased many fans, viewers quickly began to wonder what the phrase meant “new episodes”, especially when their number has not been announced. Does this mean a full second season (8 episodes) or a second season but with fewer episodes? Or maybe just a few (e.g. four) episodes closing the story? If so, how will the creators fit the plot of two novels into just a few episodes? Fortunately, during the panel during Netflix FYSEE, the creators dispelled all doubts.

As explained by DB Weiss, the series has been renewed for a second and third season. This means that the number of seasons matches the number of novels by Liu Cixin that the series is adapted from. The three series will also allow the creators to present the full story of the characters of “The Three-Body Problem” on screen.

“Many of the themes we love in the novels were already included in the first season, but most of the themes, for whom we wanted to make this series is in the second volume of the series” – Deadline quotes Weiss as saying. “We always wanted to get to the final page of the third part, so the opportunity to do just that is truly fantastic.”

The new episodes, like the first season, will be written and produced by Woo and the creators of Game of Thrones. As Deadaline also reports, Netflix has extended its long-term contract with Weiss and Benioff for subsequent years. Except for the “Three-Body Problem” the duo will produce the series “Death by Lightning” (starring Michael Shannon and Matthew Macfadyen).

David Benioff and DB Weiss (“Game of Thrones”), together with the creator of the series “Terror: Day of Infamy” Alexander Woo, made a series adaptation of the “Remembrance of Earth's Past” trilogy by Liu Cixin for Netflix. The first part of the series is “The Three-Body Problem”. The next ones are “Dark Forest” and “The End of Death”.

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