Trailer for Netflix cyberpunk series Altered Carbon gives off Blade Runner vibes

Altered Carbon

The show is based on a wildly popular science fiction novel by Richard Morgan, and is another attempt by Netflix to capture a popular book audience to win them over with an original show.

Set in a future where humanity has spread to other planets and a person's consciousness, mind and soul, can be downloaded into a new body (aka "sleeve"), former elite soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Kinnaman) is brutally murdered, thrown into a cop's body, and in the middle of a vast political - and religious - conspiracy.

Altered Carbon may ultimately flop, but it should absolutely look great. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order.

Based on Richard K. Morgan's 2002 award-winning cyberpunk novel, Altered Carbon is set hundreds of years in the future when the super rich can repeatedly trade out their bodies (called "sleeves") to live forever. His mind was imprisoned, "on ice", for centuries until Laurens Bancroftm (Hap and Leonard's James Purefoy), an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again.

Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon Screengrab from YouTube

"Altered Carbon" season one will premiere February 2nd, 2018, with a 10 episode first season. His consciousness was stored away and he is awoken centuries later to solve a murder.

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.

Once the show releases, we'll have a full review, but also stay tuned for more information as it releases!

The short trailer begins as one of those fake advertisements for a revolutionary technology that we've seen being done with films such as Alien: Covenant and Total Recall, but it ends with a flurry of images that tease what the show is going to be about.


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