Three-Body, the Chinese TV adaptation of Liu Cixin's Hugo Award-winning sci-fi novel The Three-Body Problem
debuted on Chinese Central Television 8 and Tencent Video during prime time on Jan 15.
The hashtag for the 30-episode series had earned more than 130 million views on China's Twitter-like webstie Sina Weibo as of Jan 16.
Many Chinese netizens commented that the story was largely faithful to the original work.
Preparations for the series began seven years ago, with the crew closely consulting with science and technology experts and sci-fi specialists.
Many scenes were shot on the grounds of prominent Chinese scientific institutes.
According to previous reports, the team worked on the script for four years and spent 126 days shooting,
traveling to many places like Ningbo, Beijing and Heihe to film, and creating more than 270 film sets, to precisely reenact details of the original book.
The Three-Body TV series will be like the movie The Wandering Earth, becoming a benchmark for sci-fi TV series that forces filmmakers to continue to climb to higher peaks, Global Times reported.
The Three-Body Problem has gained global attention because the work itself is the epitome of the development of human beings.