The play is adapted from the well-known science fiction novel written by Liu Cixin. It was created by “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and “Polar Ghost” season 2 operator Alexander Wu. Liu Cixin and English translator Liu Yukun is the consultant producer, and Zeng Guoxiang (“Youth of You”) will direct multiple episodes, including the first episode, and set the tone for the entire show.
The novel tells the story of what happens when humanity discovers that we are not alone in the universe and prepares to deal with alien forces from a distant and desolate world. “Three-body” refers to an alien star system consisting of three stars orbiting each other, with an Earth-like planet in between them constantly being subjected to extreme hot and cold temperatures, repeatedly destroying its intelligent civilization.