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27th Mar 2024

Viewers are all saying the same thing after binging Netflix’s new sci-fi epic

Stephen Porzio

We are in full agreement as well.

Many viewers of Netflix’s new epic sci-fi series 3 Body Problem are calling on the streamer to renew the show for a second season.

Created by Game of Thrones makers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, alongside Alexander Woo, the series is based on the acclaimed Three-Body trilogy of sci-fi novels by Chinese writer Liu Cixin.

It centres around a group of scientists friends living in the present-day UK as they investigate the mysterious deaths of several of their colleagues.

This is all the while they and the rest of Earth experience a series of bizarre, seemingly unexplainable phenomena.

This plotline is also intercut with another set in ’60s China where a young female scientist and political prisoner is recruited by the country’s government to work on a top secret project.

Featuring some Game of Thrones alum amongst its large ensemble cast such as John Bradley, Jonathan Pryce and Liam Cunningham, 3 Body Problem has been quite well-received – boasting a 77% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Particularly praise-worthy is how the series manages to tell such a complicated story – both in its deployment of philosophical and scientific concepts, as well as in how it spans decades and continents – in a way that is incredibly engrossing and exciting to watch.

A testament to this is how many people appear to have already binge-watched 3 Body Problem’s eight-episode first season and are already begging Netflix to make more of the show.

The creators of the series have signalled their intention to make a second and third season of the programme, stating that the Cixin’s follow-up novels are even better and more ambitious than the original book.

However, Netflix’s reputation for cancelling many of their shows after one or two seasons despite decent reviews – examples of this include 1899, Archive 81, The Midnight Club, Mindhunter, The OA and The Society – has left many fans worried about the new 3 Body Problem adaptation’s future.

You can see a sample of some tweets from fans begging the streamer for the more of the show right here:

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