Netflix has added a cast of its upcoming sci-fi epic 3 Body Problems.
The drama series adapted from Hugo Liu Cixin’s Award-winning trilogy has added four more actors to its extensive cast, Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Jonathan Pryce (Crown), Rosalind Chao (Better Things), Ben Schnetzer (Y: The Last Man) and Eve Ridley (Peppa Pork) has joined the show.
Tony Award-winning Pryce has appeared in Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Evita and Pirates of the Caribbean series. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the drama in 2021. Chao is another fan-friendly name with credits such as Disney live action Mulan, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Happy Fortune Club. While Schnetzer is out of the lead role, another apocalyptic sci-fi drama, FX’s Y: The Last Man10 year old Ridley is a newcomer to the industry.
3 Body Problems is an ambitious story about what happens when humanity discovers that they are not alone in the universe.
Pryce marks HBO’s third alumni Game of Thrones will play a role in the series (the others, announced earlier, are John Bradley and Liam Cunningham). The reunion wasn’t too coincidental because 3 Body Problems is from throne showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who co-created the series with Original Descendants veteran Alexander Woo. On thronePryce plays the religious leader of the High Sparrow.
Previously, the production announced the cast also included Jovan Adepo (Security), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Jess Hong (inky), Marlo Kelly (Challenge me), Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of Dogs at Night), Shimooka Sea (Pink Sky Ahead), Zine Tseng (serial debut), Saamer Usmani (succession) and Benedict Wong (Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness).
Other executive producers are: Bernadette Caulfield (throne); Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi), Ram Bergman and Nena Rodrigue for T-Street; Lin Qi, former chairman of Yoozoo Group, and Zhao Jilong, CEO of rights-holder, The Three-Body Universe; Plan B Entertainment — the company of Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner (Moonlight); and Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke for Primitive Streak.
Academy Award-nominated director Derek Tsang (Better days) will direct several episodes and serve as co-executive producer. Chao was replaced by Buchwald and Eric Brooks of Goodman Genow; Schnetzer was represented by Gersh, Curtis Brown, Narration and attorneys David Weber and Lon Sorenson.