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Entertainment Netflix responds to criticism over Game of Thrones bosses' new TV show

18:05  29 september  2020
18:05  29 september  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

Game of Thrones bosses' next TV show announced as The Three-Body Problem for Netflix

  Game of Thrones bosses' next TV show announced as The Three-Body Problem for Netflix Benioff and Weiss are taking on the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy.Along with True Blood's Alexander Woo and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman, Benioff and Weiss will executive produce a TV adaptation of The Three-Body Problem.

D. B. Weiss, David Benioff are posing for a picture: Game of Thrones' David Benioff and DB Weiss are exec producing The Three-Body Problem for Netflix, but it's proving a controversial project. © Danny Martindale/WireImage - Getty Images Game of Thrones' David Benioff and DB Weiss are exec producing The Three-Body Problem for Netflix, but it's proving a controversial project.

Game of Thrones bosses David Benioff and DB Weiss have a controversial project in the works over at Netflix.

Last week, Deadline reported that five Republican senators drew up a letter to the streaming service's CEO Ted Sarandos complaining about plans to adapt Liu Cixin's sci-fi trilogy The Three-Body Problem (aka Remembrance of Earth's Past).

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Now, Netflix's vice president of global policy Dean Garfield has fired back after being accused of effectively "normalising" the Chinese government's incarceration of Uyghur muslims by adapting these books.

D. B. Weiss, David Benioff are posing for a picture: D.B. Weiss and David Benioff © Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

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"Netflix does not operate a service in China," he responded in a Q&A. "Netflix judges individual projects on their merits.

"Mr Liu is the author of the book – The Three-Body Problem – not the creator of this show. We do not agree with his comments, which are entirely unrelated to his book or this Netflix show."

Covered in The New Yorker last year, the author's stance on the Xinjiang internment camps went as follows: "He trotted out the familiar arguments of government-controlled media: 'Would you rather that they be hacking away at bodies at train stations and schools in terrorist attacks? If anything, the government is helping their economy and trying to lift them out of poverty.

Game of Thrones' Kit Harington never wants to play role like Jon Snow again

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"'If you were to loosen up the country a bit, the consequences would be terrifying.'"

a book sitting on top of a wooden table: The Three-Body Problem books by Liu Cixin © Netflix The Three-Body Problem books by Liu Cixin

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Previously, Benioff and Weiss said of Cixin's work: "[It takes] readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe.

"We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world."

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