The Three Suns: Netflix series could be the next big TV event

"The Three Suns" is being filmed for Netflix. The hype is huge, the "Game of Thrones" makers should turn it into a TV event.

The "Game of Thrones" makers David Benioff (49) and D.B. Weiss (49) secured a mega deal with Netflix a year ago. And already the first joint project promises to be enormous. The two showrunners are to implement the science fiction trilogy "The Three Body Problem", which is about the first contact of mankind with an extraterrestrial civilization, for the streaming service, as Netflix announced.

In Germany, the first part of the "Trisolaris" trilogy was published under the title "The Three Suns", "The Dark Forest" and "Beyond Time" are the titles of the sequels. The Chinese author Liu Cixin (57) received numerous international prizes for this, including the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 2015. Around eight million copies of the trilogy are said to have been sold worldwide, and there are translations in more than 20 languages. Fans also include Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin (71) and former US President Barack Obama (59), who described the books as "irrepressibly inventive" and "really interesting".

The plan for the next few years

Weiss and Benioff have prominent colleagues in the implementation of their new project, and not only Liu Cixin himself is supposed to support them as a consultant: Among other things, "Star Wars 8" director Rian Johnson (46) is there as a producer and with Plan B also the production company by Brad Pitt (56). "True Blood" screenwriter Alexander Woo is also involved.

"Liu Cixin's trilogy is the most ambitious science fiction series that we have ever read," rave Benioff and Weiss about their new task. The story, which tells of the first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, takes the reader on an adventure that begins in the 1960s and continues to the end of time, from life on our tiny blue planet to the furthest corners of the universe ". It is not yet known when the Netflix original will appear. But the two showrunners think in bigger time frames: "We look forward to spending the next few years bringing this saga to life for a global audience."

Was Amazon also interested?

How much money Netflix paid for the rights to the fabric has not been leaked. However, Amazon reportedly also expressed an interest in the story in 2018 when, according to the Financial Times, it was priced at $ 1 billion. According to "Entertainment Weekly" this figure is said to have been an exaggeration, but Netflix is ​​likely to have invested a lot of money.