Netflix Announces New Sci-Fi Series: 'Altered Carbon'

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Adapted from  Richard K. Morgan’s cyber punk science fiction novel, Altered Carbon is set some three hundred years in the future, where the personalities of humans are digitally  stored on digital implants (called “stacks”) which allows the mega-rich to continually download them into their bodies (called  “sleeves”) and live forever. The story follows the main protagonist of the novel, Takeshi Kovacs, who will be initially played by Will Yun Lee. In a flashback scene, where Kovacs and his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman) are imprisoned, his consciousness is stored away and he wakes up in a different body (Joel Kinnaman from then on). It turns out Kovacs’ freedom was actually arranged by a wealthy tycoon played by Rome’s James Purefoy who needs him to solve the murder of his previous ‘sleeve’. Other cast members include One Life to Live alumni, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Martha Higareda and Ato Essandoh.

Altered Carbon is produced by Skydance Television and its ten episode Season 1 will premiere on the 2nd of February, 2018. 


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