I have another intense show for you by Netflix, It is called Altered Carbon and it is a cyberpunk sci-fi series the trailer for the series just released and it looks incredible! It is a cyberpunk sci-fi series called Altered Carbon and it looks awesome! I have seen some teasers last week but that didn’t explain the show as much as this trailer did. Thanks to EW for the images.
Altered Carbon is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel, which is set 500 years in the future, read the description of the show below:
When human consciousness can be stored on digital implants (called “stacks”) which allow the mega-rich to continually upgrade their bodies (dubbed “sleeves”) and essentially live forever. The story follows an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. This is him below during a flashback scene (where he’s initially played by Will Yun Lee) along with his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman). They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries.
Kovacs is imprisoned, his conscious stored away, and then awoken centuries later in a different body. He’s now played by Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Kovacs’ freedom was arranged by a wealthy mogul, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), who offers Kovacs a pardon for his crimes if he can solve a “murder” — Bancroft’s own, as somebody killed his previous sleeve.
Kovacs was trained by Quell (Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry), the leader of the Envoys — elite interstellar warriors, trained in the ways of intuition, combat, and survival The release of Kovacs catches the interest of Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda), a detective with a complicated past.
The series comes from writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel, Shutter Island) with a pilot shot by director Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed the “Battle of the Bastards” episode of Game of Thrones. This is apparently a love project for Kalogridis, who got the rights to the book 15 years ago. When talking about the project, she says:
“The complexity of the story requires — as noir often does — to make something that’s an extremely twisty murder mystery, but it also had to be hard-R tonally. And a hard-R sci-fi movie usually is something like Logan, for example, where you’re building out a piece of a franchise.
“It’s very different than what else is out in this space. There’s some Philip K. Dick in there, William Gibson, obviously Ridley Scott, and actually some Orson Welles and John Huston. We tried to imagine what a potential globalized future on Earth would look like, with a certain amount of technological change, a certain amount of technological familiarity and a very large degree of human familiarity.”
This is reportedly the most expensive series that Netflix has produced and after watching the trailer, this show will pay off every cent they spent on it. I can’t wait to see it! Altered Carbon will air on Friday, February 2nd.