Altered Carbon is based on Richard K. Morgan's 2002 cyberpunk novel of the same name.
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. His mind was imprisoned, "on ice", for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again.
Consciousness can be digitized, human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent... In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder. that of Bancroft himself. Their memories and consciousness are able to be stored on digital implants, referred to as "stacks", and can be transported between bodies as people upgrade. Death is merely an inconvenience in the new sci-fi noir series Altered Carbon. The show is reportedly Netflix's most expensive series to date and this new trailer definitely has my attention. With a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Bionic Woman, and unfortunately Avatar and Terminator Genesys), the good far outweighs, and I have faith enough in Netflix, Kinnaman and Sapochnik to put this on my must-see list. Our guess is that with Netflix spending big bucks on this show, the estimates close to 6-8 million per episode, a second season has probably already been ordered as well and is in progress. Head on over to the link below to see a few more images from the series.
'Altered Carbon': Netflix Drops NSFW Trailer for Epic Sci-Fi Series, Reveals Release Date (Video)
I typically don't watch a lot of sci-fi shows or movies, with a few exceptions, but Altered Carbon looks like I'll have to add it to my watch list as soon as it comes to Netflix on February 2.
The trailer certainly nails the same dystopian future, cyberpunk aesthetic that delighted fans of Blade Runner 2049, so clear your binging schedule for 2018 accordingly.More news: Bette Midler calls on Geraldo Rivera to apologize for alleged groping incident