The team helming Netflix‘s The Three-Body Problem adaptation has been announced, and some familiar names are attached to the project. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame, along with The Terror’s Alexander Woo, have been tapped to serve as the executive producers and writers.
The Three-Body Problem is an award-winning Chinese science fiction series of novels by Liu Cixin. Netflix’s adaptation will cover all three books in the trilogy, including The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death’s End. The Three-Body problem starts in China’s Cultural Revolution period and grapples with humanity’s response to first contact by an alien civilization.
Benioff and Weiss are best known for their Game of Thrones work, including the final seasons that were not as well-received. The pair were set to work on Star Wars but are now instead lined up to work on multiple Netflix projects. Woo has written episodes for True Blood and was the showrunner/co-creator of The Terror’s second season.