It’s Netflix’s most anticipated sci-fi series, but it’s been beat to it: a much-talked-about Chinese version is free on YouTube

‘The problem of the three bodies’, an ambitious adaptation from the creators of ‘Game of Thrones’ that is shaping up to be one of the great premieres of 2023.

Netflix, the creators of Game of Thrones and the adaptation of one of the most acclaimed works of science fiction of the last times. The new and ambitious project of the platform has several ingredients to become one of the star titles of the streaming service of the big N, but they have been ahead of it.

First announced in 2021, the adaptation of The three body problem It would begin at the end of that same year and from the outset it was outlined as a high-level project for the streaming platform: in charge of the acclaimed original material by Liu Cixin would be the acclaimed screenwriters David Benioff and DB Weiss, creators of the adaptation of the famous literary saga by George RR Martin that has become a worldwide phenomenon, who, together with Alexander Woo, would be writers and executive producers of the series.

Nevertheless, After more than two years in progress and with 2023 as the year scheduled for its premiere, Netflix has been ahead of it.

Liu Cixin’s story is also the original material on which the Chinese series of the same name from Tencent Video, the streaming service of the Asian company Tencent, is based, which this week has released its own adaptation of The three body problem and that can already be seen in ‘streaming’ and with subtitles through YouTube.

Netflix has the most promising series of 2023: it is science fiction and from the creators of ‘Game of Thrones’

Thus, Tescent has overtaken Netflix on the left, with its first chapter on YouTube, but four more available on the streaming service Rakuten Viki. Of course, both projects are not mutually exclusive, and the expectation of Netflix’s ambitious production remains intact. In addition, to meet expectations and taking into account the scope of the streaming platform, The three body problem of Netflix maintains its potential to sweep in 2023.

What does alter the adaptation of Tescent is the possibility that the Netflix series will be the first audiovisual experience for fans with the science fiction work, although only if they decide to see the Chinese adaptation.

For those less familiar with The three body problemwe can tell you that Liu Cixin’s work is only the first novel in the trilogy The memory of Earth’s past which narrates humanity’s first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization through the story of Ye Wenjie, a young woman who contacts a Trisolarian astronomer who tries to warn humans.