3 Body Problem season 2 is coming to Netflix, and maybe more as well

Netflix Renews “The Three-Body Problem” for Second Season and Beyond

Netflix’s adaptation of Cixin Liu’s novel The Three-Body Problem and its sequels is coming back for a second season, and potentially more, the streaming service announced on Wednesday. It seems that the renewal is for however many seasons the series needs to wrap up.

“We’re thrilled that we get to tell this story through to its epic conclusion. Ever since we read the last page of Cixin Liu’s magnificent trilogy, we hoped we’d be able to bring the audience to the end of the universe with us. Here we go!” said a statement Netflix posted on X, credited to showrunners David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo.

According to Variety, Netflix also said it will announce at a later date just how many episodes and seasons are left in the 3 Body Problem, but for now, it seems like we can trust that the creative team behind the show will get to finish telling the story. While this isn’t a massive surprise, considering how popular the first season was, Netflix has a reputation for cancelling shows just as they’re getting going. So the assurance that we’ll get a real ending for 3 Body Problem should be reassuring to fans who have been burned by Netflix cancellations in the past.

As for how many seasons the show might end up running, that remains up for debate. Given that the first season of the show covered the entire first book in the trilogy, as well as parts of books two and three, it’s entirely possible that Benioff, Weiss, and Woo could finish up the story in season 2. However it seems more likely that the show will run for three or four seasons, if Benioff’s previous quotes are to be believed.

There’s no word yet on when 3 Body Problem will return to Netflix, though it’s likely that it won’t happen until 2025 at the earliest.