Netflix fills a sci-fi hole in its originals lineup with Altered Carbon


The cast includesJoel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, and Tamara Taylor.

The first trailer for Netflix's adaptation of Altered Carbon is a hard one to sit through if you have a weak stomach.

Netflix have today announced that Laeta Kalogridis' ALTERED CARBON will arrive on February 2 next year, and to celebrate, the Premiere in Streaming services has unveiled fist look Photos and the announcement Trailer featuring Dichen Lachman! The series is set 500 years in the future where ultra-rich people can afford to update their bodies, which are referred to as "sleeves".

The epic new show has been described by IMDb as a world 'where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies'.

The series follows a solider named Takeshi Kovacs, played by Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), who is the last survivor of an elite group of interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order.

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Ultimately, Altered Carbon is going to be that show.

In addition to its cyberpunk pedigree, Altered Carbon is also considered a noir drama, which has been Netflix's fare of choice lately with successes like Jessica Jones and Daredevil as well as avant garde fare such as Sense8.

Netflix recently released the number of series and movies that have left the platform this month along with the handful of newcomers to get excited for. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder ... that of Bancroft himself.

What is a body other than the vessel for your consciousness? The first trailer for Altered Carbon begins with a commercial of sorts for the fictional product, pitching the concept of "human sleeves", as sold to elite consumers.