The Netflix-backed adaptation of Liu Cixin’s acclaimed sci-fi novel trilogy under the umbrella title The 3 Body Problem already has quite the pedigree. Game Of Thrones veterans David Benioff and DB Weiss are producing and overseeing the show alongside Rian Johnson. Now it’s building a stacked cast, with Benedict Wong, Shang-Chi‘s Tsai Chin, John Bradley and Liam Cunningham among them.

And, as the way of these giant casting announcements, that’s just a small sampling – the show will also include Jovan Adepo, Eiza Gonzalez, Jess Hong, Marlo Kelly, Alex Sharp, Sea Shimooka, Zine Tseng and Saamer Usmani.

Alexander Woo developed the series alongside the GOT duo, and he’ll be the head writer. The show is described as “inspired” by the books, which means there will be some leeway in the story. But the tomes’ overarching tale follows what happens when humanity discovers that we are not alone in the universe. The first book chronicles Ye Wenjie, who, following her father’s death at the hands of the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, attempts to help aliens invade Earth, while different factions on Earth plan different ways of welcoming the extra-terrestrials.

We don’t yet know who the cast will be playing, but with the actors hired, the show should be filming soon.

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