It's paid off in big ways with the successes of Stranger Things, The Crown, Orange is the New Black, among others, but the latest sees Netflix dive headfirst into the sci-fi genre unlike anything we've seen from them before. The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth.
Netflix has unveiled the first look at its upcoming cyberpunk show Altered Carbon.
Consciousness can be digitised...human bodies are interchangeable...and death is no longer permanent, welcome to the world of ALTERED CARBON where noBODY lives forever.
Based on Richard K. Morgan's 2002 award-winning cyberpunk novel, Altered Carbon is set hundreds of years in the future when the super rich can repeatedly trade out their bodies (called "sleeves") to live forever. 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. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder. that of Bancroft himself.
Below you will find the officialy synopsis for Altered Carbon, via Netflix. The show is reportedly Netflix's most expensive series to date and this new trailer definitely has my attention. Their memories and consciousness are able to be stored on digital implants, referred to as "stacks", and can be transported between bodies as people upgrade. The trailer previews some of its worldbuilding and action, and hints that the show isn't going to shy away from its source material.
Are you excited to see Altered Carbon when it premieres on Netflix next year?