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7 Best Shows Like ‘3 Body Problem’ To Watch If You Love The Series

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After years of waiting, we finally have the much-awaited series adaptation of Liu Cixin‘s brilliant sci-fi novel series The Three-Body Problem. Created by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the Netflix series tells us the story of a group of characters in the scientific community, who try to find out the mystery behind several suicides of prolific scientists. 3 Body Problem stars Eiza González, Benedict Wong, Jess Hong, Jovan Adepo, John Bradley, Alex Sharp, Rosalind Chao, Zine Tseng, Jonathan Pryce, and Marlo Kelly. So, if you loved the sci-fi drama series here are some similar shows you could watch next.

Three-Body (Prime Video & Viki)

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Based on the same book as the Netflix series written by Liu Cixin, the Chinese adaptation of the popular sci-fi novel is set in 2007 and it follows the story of Wang Miao, one of China’s leading nanomaterials experts who team up with counterterrorism detective Shi Qiang to look into some strange deaths occurring in the scientific community. While Netflix’s adaptation is the bigger series if you have read the books and want a more faithful adaptation of Liu Cixin’s work, then you should check out Three-Body.

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Counterpart (Rent on Prime Video)

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Counterpart is an intriguing sci-fi series and its plot might be interesting to 3 Body Problem fans. Created by Justin Marks, Counterpart follows the story of Howard Silk, a low-level office worker in a Berlin-based spy organization. Upon finding out that his organization is hiding a gate to a parallel dimension, Howard gets thrown into the world of conspiracies, espionage, and intrigue. Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons in the lead role with Harry Lloyd, Nazanin Boniadi, Olivia Williams, Sara Serraiocco, Betty Gabriel, Nicholas Pinnock, Ulrich Thomsen, James Cromwell, Sarah Bolger, and Richard Schiff starring in supporting roles.

Sense8 (Netflix)

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Sense8 is a must-watch series for the fans of 3 Body Problem, as both of these have a mystery that connects their core group of characters. Created by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, the Netflix sci-fi drama series follows the story of eight total strangers living in different parts of the world connected only by a violent vision, later on, they can connect with each others’ thoughts and actions. A mysterious organization starts hunting them as they try to find each other. Sense8 stars Jamie Clayton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere, Tina Desai, and Bae Doona.

Westworld (Rent on Prime Video)

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Westworld still is one of the most inventive sci-fi series that won the hearts of critics and audiences, and while it did have some problems in its later season the first season of the series was nearly perfect. Based on a 1973 film of the same name by Michael Crichton, the dystopian sci-fi western series is set in an amusement park serving only rich customers who can indulge in their worst fantasies, as they will have no consequences later on because the park is filled with robotic hosts. Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, HBO’s Westworld stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandiwe Newton, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, and Angela Sarafyan.

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Dark (Netflix)

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Dark is generally known as one of the best sci-fi series ever made and despite originally being a German series, the Netflix original has won the hearts of fans worldwide. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Dark weaves a complicated story through different worlds and timelines and in the middle of it all is a young boy Jonas Kahnwald, who is grieving the loss of his father. Dark stars Louis Hofmann in the lead role with Lisa Vicari, Gina Stiebitz, Oliver Masucci, Maja Schöne, Andrea Pietschmann, Julika Jenkins, and Max Schimmelpfennig starring in supporting roles.

The OA (Netflix)

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The OA is a sci-fi mystery drama and if you loved the mystery aspect of 3 Body Problem, then this Netflix series is for you. Created by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, The OA follows the story of Prairie Johnson, an adopted blind young woman who disappeared 7 years ago. When she suddenly resurfaces, the thing that shocks everyone including the FBI and her adoptive parents is that now she can see and she calls herself “the OA” (the original angel), but she refuses to reveal what happened during the past seven years to the FBI and her parents. Besides co-creating and executive producing Brit Marling also stars in the lead role with Jason Isaacs, Ian Alexander, Patrick Gibson, Phyllis Smith, Emory Cohen, Brandon Perea, Brendan Meyer, and Kingsley Ben-Adir starring in supporting roles.

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Silo (Apple TV+)

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Silo isn’t exactly like 3 Body Problem as it already exists in a dystopian future but if you loved the thriller and mystery aspect of the Netflix series, then you will find this Apple TV+ series quite entertaining. Based on a trilogy of novels by Hugh Howey, the sci-fi dystopian drama series is set in a dystopian where a human colony lives in an underground Silo, regulated by one simple rule which is that don’t ask to go outside. Silo is incredibly thrilling and has a lot of great characters that will surely stay with you long after you are done watching the series. Created by Graham Yost, Silo stars Rebecca Ferguson in the lead role with Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo, Common, Tim Robbins, Harriet Walter, Avi Nash, Rick Gomez, and Chinaza Uche starring in supporting roles.

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