Netflix's "Altered Carbon" Is The Upcoming Sci-Fi Series To Watch
Dec 05 2017
What did you think of the trailer for Altered Carbon and how excited are you for this new sci-fi series to come to Netflix? Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent.
The series will debut on Netflix on February 2. Kovacs' mind was imprisoned, or "on ice", for centuries, until a wealthy man named Laurens Bancroft (played by James Purefoy) offers Kovacs the chance to live again if he helps solve a murder... of who killed Bancroft himself.
Police deemed it a suicide, however Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and enlists Kovacs to find out the truth.
Ultimately, Altered Carbon is going to be that show.
Joel Kinnaman stars as Takeshi Kovacs, an elite soldier who gets his consciousness resurrected in a new body years later after his side lost an uprising battle. They have also recently announced that they adapted Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon sci-fi mystery novel. The show is reportedly Netflix's most expensive series to date and this new trailer definitely has my attention. With Laeta Kalogridis, co-writer of Avatar and Terminator Genisys attached as executive producer and showrunner, the series finally follows through on an earlier attempt to get a movie script picked up.
In addition to its cyberpunk pedigree, Altered Carbon is also considered a noir drama, which has been Netflix's fare of choice lately with successes like Jessica Jones and Daredevil as well as avant garde fare such as Sense8. It's a bit more complicated than that in the source material, which sees Takeshi's mind placed into the body of Elias Ryker, a white Bay City policeman, but the Nerds of Color's Clara Mae argued past year that it's still a case of whitewashing because Morgan's novel spends large portions of the book writing from Takeshi's point of view as Japanese, even when his mind is in Ryker's body.