Now when I see a new show or a movie based on genres I love from Netflix I get excited because I automatically assume it will be awesome, and Netflix didn’t prove me wrong so far. Now the streaming giant has released a new trailer for their new show Altered Carbon it is a cyberpunk sci-fi noir show and it looks incredible.
Altered Carbon is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel, which is set 500 years in the future, this movie looks like as visually gorgeous as Blade Runner 2049.
The trailer is based on the story of the main character, Takeshi Kovacs (Will Yun Lee), a Japanese-American man whose consciousness is transferred into the body of a white man (Joel Kinnaman) hundreds of years in the future and brought back to solve the murder of a wealthy mogul.
Here’s the full synopsis:
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 show is biggest budgeted series for Netflix yet and it will be released on Friday, February 2nd. So be prepared for a binge! because I am all setup for a night full of junk and binge watching.