Apr 1, 2024

Netflix's 3 Body Problem, a billionaire and a 'despicable' murder

The release of Netflix's series 3 Body Problem has been watched millions of times around the globe since its release late last month. According to the court, Xu Yao, who was known as a distinguished lawyer, became consumed by professional rivalry after Lin sidelined him shortly after he helped land the Netflix deal in 2020.Within months of this apparent slight, Lin was dead - the victim of a poisoning plot described as both "Premeditated" and "Extremely despicable" by the court last week. "At least we know that Xu Yao and Lin Qi have read The Three-Body Problem thoroughly. Lose your humanity and you lose a lot; lose your animal nature and you lose everything," said one comment on China's Weibo. Lin and Xu were reportedly on good terms at the start: Lin had appointed Xu to spearhead a subsidiary called The Three Body Universe a year after he joined Yoozoo as the company's chief risk officer in 2017.The subsidiary was in charge of securing intellectual property rights for the film adaptations, and the two had worked closely together in brokering the deal to adapt the novel into a Netflix original series. 3 Body Problem debuted with 11m views in its first four days and has remained among Netflix's most-watched programmes since its release on 21 March.

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