Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss are collaborating with Netflix on a new series based on the international bestseller trilogy Remembrance of Earth’s Past , also known as the first book The Three-Body Problem . The news will be announced on Tuesday in a blog post from Netflix .

The Three-Body Problem is a story about humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization. The script is based on the novels of Chinese science fiction writer Lio Cixin. Benioff and Weiss will co-produce the series with True Blood creator Alexander Woo .

Benioff and Weiss are excited about their new project. Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious sci-fi series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s to the end of time. From life on our pale blue dot to the far reaches of the universe. to bring this story to life for audiences around the world in the years to come. ”

It is not yet known when the series will be shown on the streaming service.