Less than a year after winning an Oscar, Brad Pitt is already preparing for his next project: a Netflix series developed by the creators of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B Weiss. According to Deadline, the actor will produce the series with his company Plan B Entertainment. The Three-Body Problem is based on the novel trilogy written by Chinese author Liu Cixin. Rian Johnson, Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the acclaimed film Knives Out, will also be involved in the project as an executive producer.
The Three-Body Problem: A new Netflix series
Published in 2006, The Three-Body Problem poses the first contact of humanity with an alien civilization.
After the success of the novel, the first installment of a trilogy presented between 2006 and 2010, preparations began for a screen adaptation. Although it had been announced that the film would hit theaters in September 2017, these plans were postponed indefinitely. Three years later, Netflix acquired the rights to start production on a series produced by the famous duo behind Game of Thrones.
"Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe," Benioff and Weiss stated in a statement to Deadline. "We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world."
Brad Pitt's plans in production
The adaptation of Liu Cixin's Chinese novel is just one of the many projects that Brad Pitt is preparing as a producer.
In addition to the film Blonde, about the life of Marilyn Monroe, the actor of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, is involved in the production of the series The Underground Railroad and Americanah.
It's safe to say Brad Pitt is keeping busy amid his court battle with Angelina Jolie. Regardless, we are looking forward to watching this new series come to life!