Where was 3 Body Problem filmed? Netflix Show Locations

In the era of TikTok where everyone is enjoying short clips, Netflix has released 3 Body Problem, an 8-episode sci-fi television series focusing on the traumatizing story of an astrophysicist named Ye Wenjie, who witnessed the death of her father in front of her eyes

The series premiered on 21 August 2024 and is still topping the charts throughout the world, especially among US, Canada, and UK viewers, who have given a perfect 7.3 rating on IMDb, and 74% freshness score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now, fans are excited to experience the same adventure as the mc has in the series. And that can be possible only if you step into the real filming locations. So, let’s look at the places where the series took place.

3 Body Problem Filming Locations

3 Body Problem was filmed across US, UK, China, Brazil, Spain, and Chile over a period of ten months. Principal shooting began in November 2021 and wrapped in September 2022, as per documentation of creators David Benioff, DB Weiss, and Alexander Woo.

3 Body Problem filming in the UK
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England, United Kingdom

Most of the scenes were shot on location in different cities across the UK like London, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Kent, Oxford, Sussex, and Bedfordshire.

A major filming spot was Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. This famous movie studio has huge soundstages perfect for building the big sci-fi sets and special effects needed for “3 Body Problem.” Many other hit shows like Downton Abbey have also filmed at Shepperton.

Scotland, UK

The crew also captured the beautiful rolling hills of Scotland for the show.

São Paulo, Brazil

Actor Benedict Wong played the role of Da Shi in the series posted a cheesy photograph of him along with the co-actor John Bradley West, who played Jack Rooney.

NYC, New York, USA

Some scenes were filmed in the United States too. The UN Headquarters building in New York City was used for important scenes in the season finale.

You can visit the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building and the 9/11 Memorial if you ever visit this beautiful state capital.

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

The production also traveled down to Florida to film coastal shots at Vedra Beach near Jacksonville, as well as swampy areas around the town of Hawthorne.

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Lastly, parts of the show’s landscapes were filmed in Spain, giving views of the beautiful scenery in that country.

Aerial shots of other nations like Hong Kong, Tibet, China and Panama were likely captured here as well.

Behind The Scenes

Kat Harvey, the child actress shared a few bts photos of her along with the other cast members. They can be seen wearing Chinese army uniform belonging to 60s.

She wrote a funny caption on her caption as she got only a side role. However, actor Perry appreciated her performance by commenting on her post.

Rachel Kwok, utility stand-in & picture double for Jess Hong/Zine Tseng/Vedette Lim dumped another set of bts photos on her Instagram.

Initially hired for a few days of camera tests and rehearsals, Kwok unexpectedly found herself working full-time on the project for over 11 months.

This extended period allowed her to closely observe and participate in the creative process, working alongside the principal cast and crew members.

Duane became BFFs with the “Second Team” while training (swipe to see their epic squad pic) and even got some fight choreography tips from the legendary “Uncle Richie.”

We scaled the Great Wall of China , hopped continents to London pubs , then chased the sunset across the US deserts. It’s been a long way. Hope, you enjoyed!

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3 Body Problem Cast

The cast of 3 Body Problem includes:

  • Liam Cunningham as Thomas Wade
  • Jovan Adepo as Saul Durand
  • Eiza González as Auggie Salazar
  • Jess Hong as Jin Cheng
  • Benedict Wong as Da Shi
  • Marlo Kelly as Tatiana
  • Alex Sharp as Will Downing
  • Sea Shimooka as Sophon
  • Rosalind Chao as Ye Wenjie
  • Saamer Usmani as Raj Varma
  • Jonathan Pryce as Mike Evans

What is the plot of 3 Body Problem?

In 1960s China, astrophysicist Ye Wenjie witnesses a horrific event during the Cultural Revolution. This shapes her perspective on humanity.

Years later, in the present day (around 2024), a group of scientists face a series of bizarre events, including suicides and strange visions.

It turns out, a message Ye Wenjie sent into space in the past has been intercepted by an alien civilization on a chaotic three-sun planet called Trisolaris.

Facing an unstable environment, the Trisolarans plan to invade Earth. The story explores humanity’s struggle to unite and prepare for this existential threat, with factions forming around resistance and collaboration.

Where to watch 3 Body Problem?

3 Body Problem is currently streaming on Netflix inside the United States.

Paul Fogarty

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