Game Of Thrones Creators’ New Netflix Show Has 1 Massive Advantage Over The HBO Hit
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Game Of Thrones Creators’ New Netflix Show Has 1 Massive Advantage Over The HBO Hit


  • Game of Thrones creators’ new sci-fi show may avoid the pitfalls of its predecessor due to a complete, well-rounded source material.
  • The lack of source material will not be a problem for Netflix’s 3 Body Problem, since the original books offer enough content for multiple seasons.
  • Benioff and Weiss’ strength lies in adapting existing material, proven by the success of Game of Thrones’ initial seasons.



Only time will tell whether Game of Thrones‘ creators’ new sci-fi show will live up to its hype, but it already seems to have a major advantage over the hit HBO series. When Game of Thrones first premiered on HBO, it took a while to find its feet. However, when its story finally started gaining momentum and captivating audiences worldwide, the series broke several viewership records on HBO, rising in the ranks as one of the most successful and talked-about shows in television history.

However, despite having a phenomenal run and winning 59 Primetime Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones was weighed down by its own success when its finale could not match the high bar set by its predecessors. The show’s conclusion left such a bitter aftertaste that viewers even started petitions for a season 8 remake. While it is still arguable whether Game of Thrones season 8 deserved so much criticism, it did have some clear issues. Game of Thrones creators’ new show, however, may avoid repeating those problems because it has one clear edge.


6 Reasons Reviews For Game Of Thrones Creators’ New Sci-Fi Show Are So Mixed

Netflix’s 3 Body Problem, written by the Game of Thrones and True Blood creators, is receiving mixed reviews primarily due to high anticipation.

Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problems Book Series Is Already Complete (Unlike GRRM’s ASOIAF)

An eye with the date March 21, 2024 printed on it on the poster for 3 Body Problem next to the iron throne from Game of Thrones
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While Game of Thrones season 8 is often blamed for the entire show’s downfall, the HBO series was showing signs of decline way before the finale. Although, even in the early seasons, Game of Thrones was not a precise book-to-screen adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s novels, it stayed true to nearly all crucial narrative elements and character beats of its source. However, when the show’s creators, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, ran out of source material content and started adopting original storylines, Game of Thrones gradually lost the emotional heft and narrative coherence that initially made it great.

The fact that Benioff and Weiss were more successful with Game of Thrones when the books provided them with an outline proves their strength as storytellers lies in adapting existing material. Fortunately, since Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem book series is already complete, its Netflix adaptation will likely avoid Game of Thrones‘ pitfalls because Benioff and Weiss had a well-rounded story to work with. The showrunners might still have taken several creative liberties. However, as their work with Game of Thrones has proven, they weave better screenplays when they have a fixed narrative blueprint.

3 Body Problem

is scheduled to be released on Netflix on 21 March 2024.

Lack Of Source Material Will Not Be A Problem For Netflix’s 3 Body Problem

Although there are only three books in Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem series, they offer enough content for at least three seasons. Owing to this, if 3 Body Problem‘s season 1 performs well on Netflix and gets renewed for another season, Benioff and Weiss will still have an abundance of storylines left to cover. At the same time, unlike Game of Thrones, which felt rushed and uneven in its final episodes, Netflix’s 3 Body Problem will also be able to achieve a more natural closure with satisfying payoffs instead of sprinting to tie loose ends in its final episodes.

  • 3 Body Problem Netflix Show Poster Featuring a Close-Up of an Eyeball with the release date 3-21-24 on the Pupil

    3 Body Problem

    3 Body Problem is a Netflix original series from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with Alexander Woo. Based on the novel of the same name by Liu Cixin, 3 Body Problem centers on a detective who joins forces with a group of scientists after an unknown force begins killing scientists around the world.

    Saamer Usmani with Shailene Woodley , Jess Hong , Jovan Adepo , Benedict Wong , John Bradley , Eiza González , Liam Cunningham , Sea Shimooka , Tsai Chin

    Release Date
    March 21, 2024


    David Benioff , D.B. Weiss , Alexander Woo

    Minkie Spiro , Derek Tsang

  • Game of Thrones Poster

    Game Of Thrones

    Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones is a TV series based on the book “A Song of Ice of Fire” by George R. R. Martin. It tells the story of the ongoing battle between the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros – as they fight for control of the coveted Iron Throne. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the far north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night’s Watch, led by House Stark’s Jon Snow, is the first to encounter icy horrors that threaten all realms of men. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and quickly became one of the biggest event series in the “Golden Age” of TV. Winner of 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base.

    Release Date
    April 11, 2011


    David Nutter , Alan Taylor , D.B. Weiss , David Benioff

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