Netflix ramps up excitement for Altered Carbon with new trailer

Netflix ramps up excitement for Altered Carbon with new trailer

The 10-part series takes place in a dystopian world where human consciousnesses is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies. No wonder, then, that these characters go all in when it comes to battle: What are a few mortal injuries when you can just upload your consciousness into a fresh new body, or "sleeve"?

Based on the acclaimed novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is set in a distant future where the ability to transfer human consciousness to new bodies renders death meaningless (well, for rich people, at least).

Netflix has released the first full trailer for its jaw-dropping sci-fi epic Altered Carbon. The wealthy man, by the way, is the one who hires the sleuth.

The promo, released Thursday, offers an in-depth look at the dystopian future in which Kinnaman's Takeshi Kovacs is reanimated after a 250-year period on ice.


Kinnaman plays Takeshi Kovacs who has been resurrected by Isaac Bancroft, played by Antonio Maziale, to solve his own murder. Netflix has clearly invested a lot into the series, as they have created an evocative futurist landscape that mimics similar narratives such as Blade Runner.

What seems to differentiate Altered Carbon from Blade Runner is the core subject matter. "You shed it like a snake sheds it's skin".

From creator and executive producer Laeta Kalogridis, "Altered Carbon" stars Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Will Yun Lee, and Dichen Lachman.

Altered Carbon will begin streaming on Netflix on Friday, February 2.

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