Netflix has released a new featurette for their upcoming cyberpunk sci-fi series Altered Carbon, it is an adaption of Richard Morgan’s 2002 novel. The show is set hundreds of years into the future and people’s live’s can be extended indefinitely with a new technology.
Check out this new behind-the-scenes video it features cast and crew talking about the story and giving out some interesting information on the backstory and building this world.
Consciousness can be digitized, human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent… Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs (Suicide Squad‘s Joel Kinnaman) is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. 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. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself.
Altered Carbon comes from writer and producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and director Miguel Sapochnik (“Battle of the Bastards” episode of Game of Thrones). It will air Friday, February 2 on Netflix!