Trisolaris By Liu Cixin Becomes A TV-show
Ever since the world success adaptation of the novel The Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, the producers have been looking for fantastic material that could follow in the footsteps of Peter Jackson’s monumental films. Game Of Thrones also managed to achieve this success on television. It proves that expensive novel adaptations also work on the small screen. The triumphant advance of streaming providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney + has released a lot of money in the industry. So now is the time for another megaproject.
A Science Fiction Super Hit
Netflix has announced that they are going to make the Trisolaris trilogy by Chinese author Liu Cixin. The books should come on the screens as a series and conquer the television world. That this can work was proven last year by the Chinese film adaptation of the Cixin novel Wandering Earth. The science fiction film broke all records in China and grossed around 700 million dollars. That was more than Avengers Endgame. So now it’s time for the next project. The Trisolaris trilogy consists of a total of three books. They tell the story of humanity’s first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. Netflix hired prominent screenwriters and producers for the adaption. These are none other than the Game Of Thrones producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, as well as Alexander Woo, who has already caused a TV classic with the series True Blood.
That’s What The Trilogy Is About
It is not sure yet when we will see the new series on TV. The books with the titles The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forrest and Death’s End appeared from 2006 and were a worldwide success. The action begins in China as early as the 1960s. In the middle of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a young woman sees how some guys murdered her father an astrophysicist. She follows in her father’s footsteps and years later works on a secret research project. One day the traumatized researcher receives signals from space. In the hope of peaceful aliens, she sends a message to the senders. But this action changes the course of things. For a long time, extraterrestrial civilization has struggled with the fact that its three suns repeatedly destroy its home. So she starts looking for a new planet. Humanity is in great danger.
The author Lius Cixin has numerous celebrity fans. For example, the then American President Barack Obama met him for a conversation. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg publicly recommended the book for reading. With the filming of his central work, Cixin’s fame will surely increase worldwide. Netflix has proven many times that it is willing to hire the best in their field to take television to a new level. The details known so far indicate that the streaming broadcaster wants to expand the series into a new flagship product. Now the fans are curious whether and how the adaptation of Trisolaris will succeed.