The Wandering Earth To Usher New Era Of Domestic Sci Fi Tales: Gao
According to recent seminar, the Chinese television adaptation of Liu Cixin’s Three-Body Problem, the first Asian novel to win the Hugo Award, has gained popularity abroad.
The success of the film series The Wandering Earth and the popularity of the television drama Three-Body, according to Gao Changli, director-general of the TV drama division at the National Radio and Television Administration, may herald a new phase in the rise of domestic sci-fi tales in the nation.
The drama, he continued, “offers a distinctive edge for homegrown tales in the global sci-fi landscape,” containing a wealth of ideas and information drawn from traditional Chinese philosophy and culture.
According to a recent seminar held in Beijing, the Chinese television adaptation of Liu Cixin’s Three-Body Problem, the first Asian novel to win the Hugo Award, has gained popularity abroad. Tencent Video reports that the series has amassed 5 million views on YouTube and a 7.9 out of 10 rating on the international review aggregator IMDb.
Gao Changli, director general of the TV drama department at the National Radio and Television Administration stated that the success of the film franchise The Wandering Earth and Three-Body may herald a new phase in the rise of domestic sci-fi tales in the nation.
He continued by saying that the drama is filled with ideas and information drawn from traditional Chinese philosophy and culture, giving domestic stories a unique edge in the sci-fi landscape.
The drama has been in development and production for seven years, according to Xia Xiaohui, head of the TV drama department at China Media Group, and it has done a good job of bringing to life the most famous scenes from the novel.
The Three-Body Problem’s serialisation in Science Fiction World magazine in 2006 is when director Yang Lei, a devoted sci-fi fan, first began reading it.
“The majority of Hollywood science fiction films and television shows have strong ties to Western culture and history. Due to the fact that Three-Body is set against a typical Chinese backdrop and contains numerous Chinese elements, you will feel as though it is quite unique,” “Yang said.
In addition, Yang noted that China’s sciences and technologies have advanced rapidly, boosting public confidence and laying the groundwork for a rise in domestic science fiction.
The sequel to the eponymous novel, Three-Body II: The Dark Forest, the second film in Liu Cixin’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy, was also made public by the producers during the event. In addition, a spin-off series centred on Shi Qiang, one of the two main characters in Three-Body, is currently in development.